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Spring 2004 

A News Magazine Published by Governor Dummer Academy 


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From The Archives 

r n 1900, electric trolley cars carried passengers between Ipswich, Georgetown and Newburyport, 

switching near the Academy's Milestone. The new transportation brought girls to the campus 
.. from as far as Rowley and Haverhill for dances with the young Dummer boys. By 1923, the 
trolleys were gone, replaced by automobiles on the new cement turnpike. 

You can read all about Governor Dummer Academy and its role in New England, United States, and 
world history in the walking tour included in this issue of The Archon.We hope you will be able to 
visit Byfield soon to enjoy the self-guided tour of our beautiful campus. 

The walking tour guide was made possible by the generosity of Stan Hamel, Class of 1945. 

The Archon 

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John M. Doggett, Jr., P'04, P'07 


Judith Klein P'99 


Insight Studios 
David Oxton P'03 
Christie Rawlins-Jackson 
Don Wieczorek '04 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Director of Development 


Associate Director of Development 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Martha Delay 

Director of Alumni/ae and Parent Relations 

James H. Bride III 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Co-Vice President 

Gerry Mack, Co-Vice President P'87, '91, '93 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond '67 

Christopher C. Beebe '55 

Adnenne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

ToddA.Dagres '78 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

C. David Grayer P'OO 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

Kathleen L. Livermore 79, P'04 

Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96, '98 

Reynolds E. Moulton Jr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

Michael R. Porter P'96, '99, '01 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95, '00 

Steven G Shapiro '74 

Dolly M. Shalvoy P'02, '04 

C.Thomas Tenney Jr. '69 

Bruce C.Turner '83 

Alumni Trustees 

Grace P. Jeanes'92 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Joseph P. Turner Jr. '99 

Ex Officio 

James C. Deveney Jr. '60 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

James C. Deveney Jr. '60, President 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, Vice President 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

John P. English '28 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Chris D'Orio '88 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Shawn Gager '88 

Daniel F. Nadeau '89 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63, '66, GP'93 

Robert Smythe '52 

Robert H. StudleyJr. '86 

Brian Rybicki '52 

Marc K.Tucker '68, P'01, '05 

William B. Whiting '59, P'92 

Alison Williams '89 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 

i e a t u r e s 

19 Portrait of a 

Renaissance Man 

22 Not Your Average 
Family Outing 


24 Street Portraits 

27 Run, Nina, Run 


2 headmaster's message 

4 development developments 

8 campus news 

15 sports 

28 class notes 

70 in memoriam 

72 chapel talk 

* Photo by David Oxton. 
See story on page 24- 

Tlie Archon is published three times a year by Governor 
Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 
(978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, 
parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing 
for reasons of space availability. 

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s message 

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman has written 
a book called The Lexus and the Olive Tree that provides an 
intriguing perspective on the post cold war international system. 

The lexus and the olive tree are his metaphors for the two 
competing trends that characterize modern times. The lexus sym- 
bolizes the age-old drive towards improvement, prosperity and 
modernization. Much of the world is intent on building a better 
lexus. This endeavor relies in part, on the integration of high tech- 
nology, computers, sophisticated databases and global markets. 
The olive tree represents that which roots us, identifies us, 
whether it is belonging to a family, a community, a school, a tribe or a religion. People struggle to 
protect their olive trees because they provide us with a connection to something reassuring and 
larger than ourselves. 

Friedman argues that a major challenge in a globalized world is to find a healthy balance between 
preserving a sense of identity while being able to adapt to the challenges of the new era. 

There is a distinct parallel between Friedman's thesis and GDA in 2004. For a school to effec- 
tively meet the educational needs of the current generation of students, it must be innovative and 
dynamic. In the new information age, we must teach students how to process, evaluate and ultimately 
how to utilize the vast array of knowledge that is potentially at their disposal. Young people need to 
have access to the latest in technological tools to help them navigate through this new terrain; they 
need to be nurtured in an educational environment that makes learning fresh and relevant and not 
just as abstraction. GDA's research-oriented, inquiry-based approach to learning, where teachers seek 
to empower students to take responsibility for their education, is accomplishing this objective. 

GDA is also a unique grove of olive trees. It is a place where adolescents forge an identity, unlock 
insights to their character, experience the spirit of cooperation and the exhilarating satisfaction of 
being part of a team, a cast or an ensemble. In short, here our students become part of something 
larger than themselves. It is important that students come to realize that they are part of a venerable 
institution; a school- with a history that literally mirrors the development, growth and evolution of 
the Republic; a school that has produced generations of leaders who have left their mark on the 
political, legal, religious, educational and social landscape of the nation. We want students (and 
alumni/ae ) to know the history of their school and to understand that GDA has an overarching 
sense of permanence about it, though it may be but a transitory stop for the students who pass 

This edition of The Archon contains a new publication that celebrates GDA's illustrious past. 
Our new "walking tour" of the campus highlights the school's historic buildings and offers anecdotes 
and stories that bring our architecture to life. Counterpointing the "olive" walking tour are articles 
describing a "lexus" of exciting and innovative developments at the Academy. 

I hope you'll enjoy journeying through the words and pictures of our past and present in the 
pages to follow. As always, you have a standing invitation to visit Byfield any time to experience the 
energy and beauty of our school in person. 

Xv^ h-O^^M- \j 

John M. Doggettjr. 

View of the Amoskeag Millyarc 
Manchester, NH. See story on page 

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Photograph by Randolph Langenbach ' 











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Development D e v elopments 

Just as every vote counts in an 
election, every gift to the GDA 
Annual Fund makes a difference. 
Proceeds from the Annual Fund are 
spent entirely on the cost of running 
GDA. In other words, your gift will support faculty, help increase 
financial aid for deserving students, acquire books for the library, 
purchase athletic equipment for sports teams, and maintain the 
historic beauty and value of the campus. 

To date, our Annual Fund is on target to reach its goal of 
$1.15 million. However, we need your help boosting GDA's 
alumni participation goal to 32%. Please know that your kind- 
ness is appreciated and we welcome, once again, any support you 
and your family can offer. 

The care and enthusiasm our alumni, parents, and friends 
have for GDA and for one another is truly remarkable. I am con- 
fident that together we can reach these goals and keep our 
beloved GDA prospering. 

Gratefully yours, 

Chris Beebe '55 
Alumni Development 

Alumni Council 
Celebrates 30th 

In 1974, Howard "Buster" Navins '31, formed the 
GDA Alumni/ae Association in order that alumni might 
better connect with the on-campus community and one 
another. From 1974 to 1991, the Alumni Association, 
with guidance from its Executive Committee, fostered 
programs to increase connectivity with graduates of the 
school, such as an enhanced reunion program, an Alumni 
Admissions network, and other initiatives to keep alumni 
informed about their school. 

In 1991, the Executive Committee of the Alumni 
Association revamped its By-Laws and changed its name 
to the GDA Alumni Council. For the past 13 years, the 
GDA Alumni Council has forged into new territory with 
its annual sponsorship of the Holiday Gathering and 
Boston Pops and the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame this 
past November. 

On February 7, 2004, the Alumni Council reworked 
its By-Laws to further express its commitment to alumni 
and alumnae of the school. The Alumni Council has built 
up a lot of momentum, and taken on new initiatives such 
as Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award and the 
Alumni GolfTournament. 

Those interested in becoming part of the GDA 
Alumni Council are encouraged to submit a cover letter 
and resume to: 

Alumni Council Nominating Committee 

James C. Deveney Jr. '60, President 
c/o GDA Development Office 
1 Elm Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Parent Update 



Sandi Lundquist P'03,'06 (1) and Patty Doggett 

P'04,'07, both members of the 

Auction Committee, preparing the 

auction mailing. 


Members of the Auction Committee have 
oeen hard at work preparing mailings for this 
/ear's auction, The French Connection, at 
Wentworth-by-the-Sea on May 8, 2004. The 
French Connection will benefit a new terrace 
outside the French Building. 

Auction items are being actively solicited, 
[f you would like to donate an item, please 
:ontact Co-Chairs Bev Giblin at (603) 964-7582 
or Betsy Winder at (978) 526-4762. 

Brad Ferry '04 and Katherine Paul '04, 
co-directors of the Soup's On Program 

Winter Parents 

GDA welcomed more than 300 parents for 
our annual Winter Parents Weekend on February 
13 and 14, 2004. The musical, Anything Goes, 
highlighted the weekend, and our annual Soup's 
On, featuring the sale of student-made bowls and 
gourmet soup, raised $3500 for the Cape Ann 
Food Pantry. We look forward to continuing this 
weekend next year, and hope the nice weather 
will again greet our guests! 

Los Angeles 

More than 40 GDA alumni/ae, 
parents, friends, and prospective 
families attended a reception at The 
Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los 
Angeles, California on February 19. 
Headmaster Marty Doggett and his 
wife, Patty, along with faculty 
member Paul Wann, were on hand 
to update alumni/ae, parents, and 
friends on the goings on at GDA. 

From left to right: Jessica Savage'98, Astrid 
Garcia'97 and Patty Doggett P'04,'07 

From left to right: Mark and Sandy Muscatello 
P'05 and Headmaster Marty Doggett P'04,'07 

Holiday Gathering 
at Boston 
College Club 

The Boston College Club, with 
panoramic views of the Boston skyline, 
provided a wonderful venue for more than 
100 alumni, parents, staff and faculty who 
attended the annual GDA Holiday 
Gathering on December 1 1 . 

Cathy Burgess, Vice President of the 
Alumni Council, and Headmaster Marty 
Doggett updated folks on the Academy, but 
the highlight of the evening was a musical 
performance by The First, GDA's select 
chorus. Under the direction of Chris 
Drelich, The First performed two Latin 
motets followed by a rousing rendition of 
"I'll be Home for Christmas." 

North Country 

Jim Bride, Director of Alumni Relations, 

visited recent GDA graduates attending St. 

Michael's College and the University of 

Vermont in Burlington, Vermont on 

January 21, 2004. Clockwise from lower 

left: Emily Sears '00, Cian O'Neill '00, 

Megan Lagasse '03, Allison Marcoux '03, 

Devan Berry '03, and Bride. 

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e union '04 

June 11-13, 2004 

Plans are shaping up for Reunion 
2004 as we get ready to welcome the 
'04 and '09 classes back to Governor 
Dummer Academy on June 11-13, 
2004. The ever popular Alumni 
Concert will be on the docket again 
this year, along with a special ses- 
sion with GDA's noted ceramicist 
Irina Okula, who will offer alumni/ae 
a hands-on opportunity to create 
pottery in our new state of the art 
ceramics studio. 

Back for its second season will be 
Alumni vs. Alumni Lacrosse and 
Alumni vs. Alumni Baseball on 
Saturday, June 12. Hope you can join 
us for some great fun and memories! 

Please check out GDA's web site at for upcoming reunion 
registration and schedule informa- 

If you are interested in helping out with 
your. class reunion plans, please contact Jim 
Bride in the Development OfEce at (978) 

Top row, from left to 
right: Ray Long '96 
Todd Walters '96, and 
Ben Bizier '02. Middle 
row, from left to right: 
Jim Ronan '79, Ike Sug. 
'78, Justin Marshall '99, 
Troy Dagres '79, 
Nat Baldwin '99, and 
Anthony Fusco '85. 
Bottom row, from left tc 
right: Andy Ramirez '9£ 
and Antonio Valverde '0 

Winter Alumni/ae Games 

A small but dedicated group of alumni returned to campus on Sunday, January 1 1 
to test their mettle against some younger adversaries. The Alumni Men's Basketball team 
made a valiant effort at back-to-back wins, but came up short in overtime, 85-80, against 

Inaugural Athletic Hall of 

Fame Inductees 

GDA's Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees attended the Athletic Hall 
of Fame dinner on November 7, 2003. From left to right: Carolyn Hoague 
(Joe's daughter) on behalf of Joe Hoague '37, Dan Leary '55 (Skip's class- 
mate) on behalf of Carl "Skip" Pescosolido,Jr. '55, Bob Rex '53, Ray Huard 
'67, Susan Perry '81, Andre La Fleur '83, and Richard Evans (Heb's nephew 
on behalf of Heb Evans, former GDA coach and faculty member). 

Top row, from left to right: 
John Leonard '03, 
Tay Vaughan '62, Caleb 
Noblitt '99, Carl Noblitt 
'03, Dainian Prescott '94, 
and Greg Lydon '94. 
Bottom row, from left to 
right: Lenny Ceglarski '02, 
Devin Sullivan '92, 
Brendan Forrest '94 and 
Joe Nicastro '97. 

We have created a 
new online 

alumni community 
just for you. 

a strong Varsity squad. The Alumni Men's Hockey team pulled out a 6-4 victory against the Varsity 
Boys' Hockey Team, as the Varsity team made a last minute rush to even the score from last year. 
We look forward to victories by all the alumni and alumnae teams next year! 

Development Calendar 2004 

• April 22 Alumni Council Dinner for Seniors 

• April 27 Women's Networking Reception 

• May 6 Boston Young Alumni Event 

• May 13 GDA Night at the Boston POPS 

• June 11-13 Reunion 

• October 1 "Non Sibi Sed Aliis" 
Leadership and Volunteer Dinner 

• October 18 Alumni Golf Tournament 

Now, with the click of a key, you 
can post your personal profile, 
send a class note to former 
classmates, read the notes of 
others, look up your class giving 
for the year, find email addresses 
of old pals, see who's missing 
from our contact list, and read 
about the milestones of those 
you used to know so well! 

Just go to the 

new page: 


New Users: 
Your temporary 
password is your birth- 
date (mm/dd/yyyy). 

Once you're in, your biggest 
dilemma will be what to do 
first to "STAY CONNECTED" 
to your friends from GDA! 

We look forward to hearing 
more from you and about you! 

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campus news 

Short Takes 

The Game's in Our 

Bill Littlefield, the host of National 
Public Radio's popular sports show, It's 
Only a Game, will be this year's com- 
mencement speaker. Littlefield, also a 
"well-known author and professor of 
writing, each week takes his listening 
audiences on a journey through the 
world of sports, tackling topics as broad 
as team prospects and issues of racism in 
athletics. The Yale graduate, who has 
won six Associated Press Awards and 
been deemed one of Boston's "Literary 
Lights" by Boston Public Library, prom- 
ises to follow in the tradition of GDA's 
past inspiring and entertaining gradua- 
tion speakers. 

Not for 
Self... But for 

In the GDA tradition of giving, Greg 
Waldman, Chief Information Officer, and 
Aaron Mandel, Manager of Information 
Systems, packed a school van with 20 
used computers - 15 Compaq desktops 
(500mhz/256MB RAM) and 5 

Compaq laptops (333mhz/ 128MB RAM) 
and brought them to the Italian Home for 
Children in Jamaica Plain in January. 

There, the children will use the com- 
puters in their classes as well as for home- 
work and recreation. The Italian Home for 

Children is a temporary residence for 
approximately 60 boys and girls, ages 4-13, 
who have been removed from their fami- 
lies by the state because of abuse and neg- 

"We hope these computers will sup- 
plement the resources of the facility and 
give these kids better opportunities for 
learning and fun," said Greg, who worked 
at the home for three-and-a-half years. 
"These children have suffered in ways 
most people here can't even imagine. We 
hope our small gift can help." 

Earlier in the year, Patty Doggett, wife 
of Headmaster Marty Doggett, arranged 
for GDA to give 10 laptops to Wellspring 
House in Gloucester to help in training 
homeless women for jobs in the medical 

Founder's Day 

The GDA community celebrated 
Founder's Day on March 1 in the 
Performing Arts Center. Faculty mem- 
ber Joe Repczynski, in full 18th cen- 
tury regalia, delivered the proclamation 
which called for the establishment ot 
the school in 1763. Students were then 
challenged to answer questions about 
the history of the Academy; prizes for 
correct answers were awarded. 

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lub Outing 

Howling winds and bitter cold iced out the GDA Ski Club a few tunes last winter, but hardly enough to quell the enthusiasm of the 

stalwart group. Pictured at Loon Mountain in February are (1 to r): Sam Adams, Andrew Werner, 
Ruth Splaine, Michael Barnaby and Barrie Stavis, all Class of 2005, taking a break; and Nils Weedon '04 snowboarding. 

Tally Ho! 

GDA seniors Elaine Frey of Amesbury, 
MA, and Rachel Decareau of North 
Reading, MA, were recently selected as 
recipients of English-Speaking Union schol- 
arships for next year. ESU was organized in 
the United States in 1920 with the aim of 
furthering friendship and understanding 
among English-speaking peoples of the 
world. The scholarship program gives 
American students an opportunity to spend 

a post-high school year in a British school. 
Accepted students must already have been 
accepted to college and then defer their 
matriculation for a year. Tuition, room and 
board is all paid by the hosting school. 

GDA has hosted ESU students from the 
UK for the past four years. This year's 
English ESU exchange student is Chris 

Science, Technology and GDA 

GDA science teacher Hal Scheintaub is 
engaged in a science education project in 
cooperation with educators at MIT and the 
Santa Fe Institute. The project introduces 
students to a computer modeling technology 
that simulates the dynamics of complex sys- 
tems, such as populations of organisms com- 
peting for resources in a particular environ- 
ment. Students manipulate variables, observ- 
ing and analyzing in minutes changes that 
happen in nature over long periods of time. 
The innovations make concepts and tech- 
nologies that have revolutionized the physi- 
cal sciences, social sciences and mathematics 
accessible to students. As important, the 
technology can help transform a class from a 
primarily "question-answer-evaluation" ses- 
sion into an inquiry-based learning experi- 

This month, Hal will present a paper he 
wrote with co-authors Eric Klopfer of MIT 

and Susan Yoon of the University of Toronto 
at the National Association for Research in 
Science Teaching in Vancouver. The paper, 
entitled "Complex Systems Modeling 
Supports and Extends Secondary School 
Science Learning," shows how complex sys- 
tems modeling, facilitated by curricular 
innovation, increases student understanding 
of the processes as well as the content of sci- 

Also this spring, Ms. Yoon, a postdoc- 
toral fellow with Dr. Klopfer, will visit Hal's 
accelerated biology classes with two gradu- 
ate students in educational technology from 
Harvard. The visits will be part of their par- 
ticipation in a project aimed at documenting 
exemplary teaching practices in science edu- 
cation. Their documentary material will be 
used in science education programs, for con- 
ference presentations, journal articles, and/or 
chapters in academic books. 

Wins Again! 

For the fourth year in a row, the 
GDA yearbook, The Milestone, 
received a Gallery of Excellence pub- 
lishing award from Walsworth 
Publishing Company, a national year- 
book publisher for over 4,000 schools. 
Only one other school has ever won 
four of these awards in a row The 
books chosen to be in the annual 
Gallery of Excellence represent less 
than four percent of all of the year- 
books published by Walsworth. The 
Milestone is being recognized for its 
comprehensive coverage, innovative 
design and superior copy and photog- 
raphy. The 2004 Milestone editors, 
Alex Pool-Jeffre and Stirling Winder, 
were presented with their award at a 
special luncheon on Friday, March 26 
at Clark University, in Worcester, 

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campus news 

Headmaster Visits GDA 
Families in Asia 

From left to right: Jim Bride, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, 
Mr. and Mrs.Taiichiro Sato P'95, and Headmaster Marty Doggett. 

Headmaster Marty Doggett made his third trip to Asia in November of 
2003 to visit parents and alumni/ae in Korea and Japan. 

More than 15 Korean families attended a reception on November 15 at the 
Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Doh-JoonYoon and Mrs. Jin- 
Sun Kim served as GDA's hosts for the evening. Headmaster Marty Doggett and 
GDA Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Jim Bride spoke to the assem- 
bled guests. 

On November 16, Marty and Jim made their next stop in Japan where they 
met with more current and former parents. 

The hospitality could not have been more gracious nor the weather more 
delightful in both Korea and Japan. Marty and Jim look forward to visiting Asia 
again next year. 

Aloha for GDAers! 

Daisy Martinez '05, Sam Adams '05, Ryan Becker '06 and Ebony Knowlin 
'05, accompanied by faculty members Bao Nguyen, Yarela Jara and Amanda 
Jones, represented GDA at the annual National Association of Independent 
Schools People of Color Conference in early December in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
The four-day conference, titled E Huakai Pu Kakou (Let's Voyage Together): 
Exploring a Majority of Minorities, drew 400 participants from throughout the 
country. Students studied in workshops, joined affinity groups, and listened to 
noted speakers such as National Public Radio commentator Ray Suarez and 
civil rights activist/author Lani Guinier. 

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GDA Sends 
Record 25 to 

"The success of a democracy depends on the 
informed and dynamic participation of its citizens, 
and the future of any democratic state is only as 
bright as the intellect of its next generation of lead- 
ers," reads the 2004 program for Harvard Model 

GDA has been sending delegations to Harvard 
Model Congress since the mid-90s, according to 
HMC advisor Bill Quigley "As a school with at 
least five consecutive years' experience, we're guar- 
anteed 10 student-delegate roles." This year HMC 
approved GDA's application for the largest delega- 
tion allowed: 25. Mr. Quigley attributes that vote of 
confidence to the high quality of GDA student del- 
egations in past years. 

In October, nearly 50 GDA students applied for 
those 25 places. They were required to write a short 
essay on why they wanted to participate in HMC, 
and they had to have their winter season afternoon 
program coach/director sign a permission form, 
excusing them from participation during the 
February 26-29 conference at the Sheraton Boston 
Hotel. Delegates were selected by HMC Club 
President Kelsey Quigley '04 and Vice-President 
Barrie Stavis '05 in consultation with Mr. Quigley. 

This year's participants were: Anjali Ajaikumar, 
Michael Barnaby, Benjamin Bell, Toby Bradford, Joe 
Brown, Kelsey Correia, Zach Cotreau, Patrick 
Dempsey, Andrew Doggett, Brad Ferry, Andrew 
Guyton, Tom Hyndman, Tim Lang, Hallie Martin, 
Melissa McDonnell, Julie O'Shaughnessy, Caroline 
Ott, Kelsey Quigley, Anya Ravitz, Matt Reason, 
Andrew Samel, Kate Shanahan, Barrie Stavis and 
Hannah Sylvester. Alternates were Danielle Aversa 
and Jon Mahoney 

During the four-day conference, participants 
engaged in simulations that involved all three 
branches of the U.S. government. They also held a 
mock presidential campaign and election. As the 
program states, "Harvard Model Congress recog- 
nizes the need to prepare students for meaningful 
involvement in our nation's government"; programs 
are created which "span the full spectrum of inside- 
the-beltway activity." 

On Founder's Day, faculty Joe Repczynski 

delivers proclamation which 

established GDA in 1763. 



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Faculty Presents 
'Laramie Project' 

At an all-school convocation on March 1 , GDA English 
and drama teacher Paul Wann and his wife, actor/ director 
Bonnie Jean Wilbur, directed a staged reading by faculty of 
The Laramie Project. The play is based on interviews with 
people in Laramie, Wyoming following the brutal murder of 
gay student Matthew Shepard. Performers were Fine Arts 
Chair Geoff Brace, Administrative Assistant Susan Braese, 
Dean of Students Lynda Bromley, English teacher Anna 
Finch, ESL teacher Karen Gold, Headmaster Marty Doggett, 
Choral Director Chris Drelich, art teacher Irina Okula, 
Science Chair Susan Oleszko, Tech Theater Director Joe 
Repczynski, science teacher Tracey Stickney Instrumental 
Director Chris Stowens, English Chair Richard Searles, Paul 
Wann, and local actors/directors Bonnie Jean Wilbur and 
Stephen Haley. 

Just Tip Me Over 
and Pour Me Out! 

Teaya Bromley '00 returned to cam- 
pus on Jan. 15 to demonstrate throwing 
and forming teapots in the ceramics room 
of the Kaiser visual arts building. 

Teaya is a senior at Skidmore College, 
majoring in Art and minoring in Art 
History, with a concentration in 
Ceramics. She is the daughter of GDA 
Dean of Students Lynda Bromley. 

Okula Exhibits 
in Boston 

GDA ceramics teacher Irina Okula 
will be a featured exhibitor at the 
CRAFTBOSTON show running from 
May 21 to May 23 at the World Trade 
Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. Okula 
is among 175 of the world's finest craft 
artists to showcase work at CRAFT- 
BOSTON, New England's premier exhi- 
bition and sale of contemporary craft. 
Okula's work is made from clay which is 
sanded, burnished with a stone, and cov- 
ered with terra sigillata before being 
wrapped with combustible materials such 
as salt marsh hay, seaweed, and sawdust 
soaked in oxides and tied with copper 
wire. The pieces are then fired in a gas 
kiln. For more information about the 
show, visit www.crattboston.or2;. 

Where Science 
and Art Meet... 

Science teacher Peter Kazarinoff 
took his applied chemistry class (chem 
com) to the new kiln in the Kaiser art 
building last semester. There, they investi- 
gated the effect that oxidizing and reduc- 
ing atmospheres has on different clay 
glazes. The project helped to bring chem- 
istry concepts into an everyday setting, 
according to Peter. Ceramics teacher Irina 
Okula was instrumental in explaining 
how the kiln worked and preparing the 
clay tiles to be fired. 

12 TheArchon^ Spring 2004 


Seven GDA students recently received 
Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards for 


Alexandra Pool-Jeffre '04 

Michaela Early '07 

Gold Key in painting 
Michaela Early '07 

Gold Key in ceramics 
Danielle Dillihunt '07 
Silver Key in ceramics 
Young-Jee Kim '05 

Honorable Mention in photography 
Erin Connors '06 

Honorable Mention in drawing 
Yumi Hong '05 

Portfolio Nominee Art Portfolio 
Rachel Decareau '04 

Portfolio Nominee Photo Portfolio 
Alex Pool-Jeffre '04 

Young-Jee Kim '05 

Winning art was displayed in the Transportation Building in 
Boston until the end of February. Gold Key work was then 
sent to New York for the National Competition for a variety 
of awards. The Portfolio Nominees' work also went to New 
York to compete for a $10,000 scholarship. 

Rachel Decareau '04 

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Through Music 

GDA senior Kelsey Quigley recently 
received the national Volunteers are the 
Foundation of Hospice Award from the 
National Hospice & Palliative Care 
Organization in the Teen Service Category. 
Kelsey was nominated by Hospice of the 
North Shore where she has been a volunteer 
since her grandmother received hospice serv- 
ices in 1999. 

In their recommendation, HNS com- 
mended Kelsey for her work with the organi- 
zation's bi-weekly Children's Bereavement 
Support Groups and for her initiative in 
organizing a benefit musical concert last year 
that raised $800 for therapy supplies to use 
with the children HNS serves. Kelsey has also 
served as coordinator and liaison for 
recruiting and training other GDA volunt 
for Hospice, and she has sung at the • HNS 
semi-annual Remembrance Services. For 
her independent senior project this spring, 
Kelsey is exploring how music therapy can be 
integrated into the children's bereavement 

On March 28 of this year, Kelsey 
produced and performed another concert at 
GDA to raise funds for HNS, once again join- 
ing her passion for music with her dedication 
to Hospice. 

HNS noted that Kelsey has "demon- 
strated how teens with a passion such as music 
can find volunteer opportunities that enable 
them to pursue their passion while helping 
others. Her efforts to produce and perform 
the benefit concert were an inspiration to 
many and serve as one national model of how 
teeris across the nation can make meaningful 

Kelsey received her award at a special 
ceremony during the NHPCO conference in 
Las'Veeas, NV on March 23. 


Cole Porter's snappy lyrics found new life on the 
GDA stage when the Drama Department presented 
Anything Goes on February 12-14. Paul Wann directed; 
Chris Drelich provided music direction; Joe Repczynski 
was technical director. Choreography was by Danielle 
Aversa '05, with assistance from Hilary Scheintaub '05, 
Colin O'Rourke '05 and Lindsey Marsh '04. 

Tech Theatre Has Class! 

This year, the Technical Theatre program has expanded to include classes during 
the academic day. As part of the IFA program, students have been learning "the ropes" 
back stage and in the wood shop. According to Tech Director Joe Repczynski, stu- 
dents have loved learning the basics of sound, lights, and carpentry. As a result, the Fine 
Arts Department is expanding its offerings to include two semester-long courses in 
Technical Theatre during the 2004-2005 academic year. This program promises to 
keep setting the scene season after season. Let's light up the stage because the show 
must go on! 

Students Perforin in 
District Music Festival 

Alexander Crosett '06 and Caroline Ott '05 successfully auditioned for spots in 
the 2004 Northeast Massachusetts District Music Festival. Crosett sang in the chorus 
and Ott played flute in the band at the January 9 concert in Lowell. More than 1300 
high school musicians competed in November for 400 places in the festival music 
groups. After rehearsing with a well-known guest conductor for three days, the high 
school musicians performed for a large audience of friends, family and educators. 
Crosett, also recommended to audition for the Mass. All-State Music Festival, was 
chosen to perform with the best musicians in the Commonwealth at a concert in 
Symphony Hall in March. 


by Melissa McDonnell '0' 

Senior Amanda Webb continues to 
ike her mark at Governor Dummer. In 
her four years as a Governor, Webb has 
excelled in the classroom, become a fierce 
competitor on 12 varsity teams, and 
involved herself in numerous extracurricu- 
lar activities. The Danvers, MA, native has 
taken advantage of everything GDA has to 
offer, finding success in each new venture. 
Webb has made a strong positive 
impression on many members of the GDA 
community. Athletic director and soccer 
coach Bert McLain calls Webb a "great 
leader" and "tremendously dedi- 
cated arid committed." 
Senior English teacher 
Chris Mous com- 
mends Webb for 
her "probing intel- 
lect." Classmates 

The honors Webb has received are 
testament to four years of hard work and 
dedication to all aspects of her GDA expe- 
rience. She co-captained the New England 
Champion soccer team in 2003 and 
played on the championship basketball 
teams of 2001 and 2002. She is one of 
only two four-year tri-varsity athletes in 
her class. She earned All-State honors for 
soccer in her sophomore and senior years, 
one of only several ISL athletes to receive 
this distinction. On top of that, Webb is 
an honors student carrying Advanced 
Placement and Accelerated courses, 

This is one scholar-athlete who 
clearly deserves the respect she has won 
in the GDA community. 

Despite the many accolades she has 
received, Webb still remains humble, 
always sharing her praise with others. 

Soccer and bas- for the varsity soccer team, playing for- 

ketball team- ward on the varsity basketball team, or 

mate Julie playing shortstop for the varsity softball 

O'Shaughnessy team.Webb gives her all to the game and 

calls Webb to her teammates. It is this attitude that 

"one of the sets her apart from other athletes. 

best players "Playing on the teams here has 

I've ever been great," says Webb. "I've never really 

played with." played an individual sport, and really have 

no interest in doing so because playing 

on a team, having, girls around you 

who have the same drive arid 

passion for a sport is 


Webb brings this same commitment 
and work ethic to the classroom, where 
she is equally accomplished. She believes 
that some of her success in academics is 
due to her passion for sports. She sees 
that there is "a correlation between my 
sports and my studies." For her, the hard 
work needed to win a game is the same 
as the effort required to write a paper. 
"The discipline that I've learned in 
sports... it's the same for my classes. I 
know that when I'm performing well in 
the classroom, it will show on the field or 
the court because I'm not as stressed or 

This incredible dedication to both 
athletics and academics will take her far 
in life, starting this coming fall when she 
enters Dartmouth College. Although she 
is still undecided on an academic area of 
focus, Webb will undoubtedly be working 
hard in her classes next year at one of 
the country's most selective colleges. As 
one of the top soccer recruits for the 
school, Webb will be playing goalie at the 
Division I level in the competitive Ivy 
League. She looks forward to the chal- 
lenge this team will surely bring. Webb 
realizes that "the only was to become a 
better player is to surround yourself with 
players better than yourself, and that is 
what is going to happen next year. . . 
That's what I'm very excited about." 

'.clJonnelL is 5 


student newspaper, The Governor. 


pring 2004 

— -^___ 

- MHHar 



Boys* Varsity 

Head Coach: Steve Metz 
Season Record: 10-15 
MVP: NickTomaino 
Coach's Award: Andrew Sillari 


NickTomaino, Elvinson Corporan 

Honorable Mention: 

Juan Carlos Graziano, Raul Cruz 

Four Year Letter Winner: Elvinson Corporan 

Most Memorable Moment of Season: 

"This team played some of the best teams in New England 
competitively, losing to St. Andrew's by 2, St. Mark's by 2 and 
Thayer by 3. It was an exciting season and the team played 
hard in every contest."— S.M. 

Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey 

Head Coach: Peter Kravchuk 

Season Record: 16-8-1 (9-6-1 in the Keller 
Division of the ISL) 

MVP: Brian McGuirk 

Wasson Award (for the team's unsung hero): 

Brian Gallagher 

All New England "East" Team: Brian McGuirk 

All-League: Brian McGuirk, BennT. Ferriero, Kevin 

Honorable Mention: Brian Gallagher 

Four Year Letter Winners: Christopher 
Genovese, Brian McGuirk (5), Don Wieczorek 

Most Memorable Moment: 

"No specific game or moment stands out above the 
rest. Everyone on our team contributed to our 
success and we received great leadership from our 
seniors (Chris Campbell, Gallagher, McGuirk and 
Don Wieczorek) ."-P. K. 

Varsity Wrestling 

Head Coach: Matthew Hunt 

Season Record: 3- 1 3; placed ninth of 1 4 at the 
League Tournament; named Most Improved Team 

MVP: Tim Mauritz 

Heb Evans Award: Tim Lang 

All-League: Tim Mauritz, Andrew Guyton, Ryan 
Becker, Ben Cutrell 

Most Memorable Moment or Match: 

"Freshman Ben Cutrell going into overtime to earn a 
victory against Brooks; Junior Tim Lang's victory by 
pin against Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall. He was pressed 
into varsity role that day due to an injury to a starter. 
His win stood up as the margin ol victory."— M.H. 

16 TheArchon a» Spring 2004 


F^^fe; 1 

Varsity Volleyball: 

Head Coach: Lynne Hueber 

Season Record: 12-4 

MVP: Emily Moore 

Most Improved: Jessica Hewins 

Coach's award: Ashley Hamel 

Four Year Letter Winner: Emily Moore 

Most Memorable Moment or Game: 

"A great game, although a close loss, mid-season 
to Milton. Moment? Lizzy Guyton '06 flying all 
over the court and crashing into things!"-L.H. 

Girls' Basketball: 

Head Coach: Isaiah Suggs 

Season record: 5-14 overall; 4-8 
within the ISL 

MVP: Jessica Long 

Coach's Award: Kathleen Glynn 

All-League Honorable Mention: 

Julie O'Shaughnessy, Cassandra Duchard 

Four Year Letter Winners: Sarah 
DeForrest, Kathleen Glynn, Jessica Long, 
Amanda Webb 

Most Memorable Game: 

"The Thayer game in which we came back 
from being behind by nine points with five 
minutes to play and won the game."— I. S. 

Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey: 

Head Coach: Babe Ceglarski 

Season Record: 15-7-2 

MVP: Erin Connors 

Most Improved: Moira Talbot 

Coach's Award: Kerri O'Neill 

All League: Erin Connors and Britney McKenna 

Honorable Mention: Torie Allen and Kelsey Johnson 

Four Year Letter Winners: Emily Bryson, 
Ashley Foley, Kerri O'Neill 

Most Memorable Moment or Game: 

"The Girl's Varsity Hockey team may have completed 
their most successful season ever, qualifying for a berth in 
the quarter finals of the Division II New England tourna- 
ment. A 7-5 loss to Greenwich ended the season for the 
GDA girls, but they did not go down without a fight. 
Greenwich was happy that the game did not go on for 
two more minutes!"— B.C. 




TheArchon a» Spring 2004 17 

GDA's Tex 

bv Saver Sweenev '04 

There's a saying that "everything is big in Texas," 
so it is not surprising that senior Rob Francois, a 6'4" 
220 lb. safety slated for Boston College next fall, came to 
Byfield from the Lone Star State. This past fall, the 
Highlands native gave new meaning to the term "Texas 
Hold 'Em," anchoring a Governors' defense that was widely 
considered the best in the league — allowing an aver- 
age of just 9 points a game while collecting team 
co-MVP, All-New England recognition, and his second con- 
secutive 1st team All-League honors along the way. 

"Having Robert at free safety really allowed our 
defense to try some schemes that took chances, because 
we knew he was there to cover up any mistakes that 
were made or to handle any unforeseen circumstances 
that arose," comments GDA head coach Mark Gerry, who 
has seen Francois develop into the caliber of player that 
he is today. "Robert was the net we used to allow us 
to elevate our play." 

And an unforgiving safety net he was. There 
seemed always to be ah atmosphere of antici- 
pation around the Sager Bowl on Saturdays 
as fans awaited the next ^^^^^Q, 

"bam", "boom" or "pow" 
that would come at the 
expense of one of 
Francois' opponents, J 

and once again turn 
the high school football 
field into a vintage 
Batman episode. While 
his physical presence 
makes him an obvi- 
ous force on gam 
day, it's the work 
that numbi 
puts in durin 
other six da; 
the week 
has earned 
a ticket to 
for one of u 
nation's premier 
college football pro- 

Big goals come at a big price, and Francois is clear 
Bi that. "I work hard in everything from warm-ups to 
Igames to practice drills because I know that that's what 
K takes," says Francois. "I know what I need to do to 
progress, and get where I want to be." That ability to 
define an object of desire, make a plan of how to get it, 
and follow that plan is a skill that Francois points to as 
a major reason he is where he is today, The%ct of the 
matter is that today's young athletes are bigger, stronger, 
and faster than their predecessors. In a day when being 
a 6'3" defensive; end means you are "undersized," and a 
prototypical college lineman weighs in at about 305 lbs., 
tie quest to b* one of the game's elite can; become a 
I game of incl|s. Each weight lifted, each fop tackling 
drill, and| each 100-meter sprint on; a drizzly 
Monday afternoon takes on increased signifi- 
cance, as the great athletes find an advantage 
in that which the average athlete dismisses as 

"The thing that jumped out at the coaches 
right away about Robert was that he took every 
practice very seriously. From drills to meets, the 
form, intensity, and effort were there every time. He 
got a chance to see the results of that hard work 
when he won the 100-meter at the New England 
meet and led the boys to the title," notes head 
track coach Tim Weir, who saw Rob earn co-MVP 
honors in his first year of track and field com- 
petition. "He's an extremely coachable athlete 
and will do very well at the next level" 
That's only part of the plan for Francois, 
who is keeping an eye on the less immediate 

"Since I was a little boy being taught the 

game by my older brother I have had dreams 

of playing in the NFL, and college football is 

one step closer to that goal," he says. 

Those are pretty big dreams for an 

T 8-year-old, but no one around here 

should be surprised. Big is what this 

kid's used to. 



Sayet Sweeney 'is Sports; Co-Editor of GDA's 
student newspaper, The Governor: 

Photograph by Don Wieczorek'04 

18 TheArchon** Spring 2004 


Portraits of a 
Renaissance AAan 

By David Spector '03 

Ran Langenbach in the ruins of an 18th century 

monument in Bhuj, India after the 2001 

Gujarat earthquake. 

Renowned historical conservationist, 
photographer, architect, author and athlete, 
Randolph Langenbach, Class of 1963, is a 
model Renaissance man. Ran, as he is 
known by friends, has never shied from 
questioning, and redefining, the status quo. 
Whether heralding the forgotten virtues of 
traditional constructions during earthquakes, 
recording the memories of otherwise neg- 
lected historic milltowns, or pioneering new 
forms of perspective-enhancing photogra- 
phy, what has marked his life work is a knack 
for combining his unique set of talents to 
create concepts and approaches larger than 
their parts. One evidence of the breadth of 
his endeavors is that his work has been 
funded at one time or another by all three 
national endowments: The National 
Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The 
National Endowment for the Humanities 
(NEH), and the National Science 
Foundation (NSF). 

To follow the path of Ran s labyrinthine 
career is a challenge in itself; interests that 
seem secondary to a short biography have 
generated countless articles and books and 
are all vital links in his web of influence. But 
as with Leonardo DaVinci, who also dis- 

played an insatiable curiosity, at the founda- 
tion of Ran's work is the pursuit of essential 
truth. "Throughout my career spanning 
more than three decades, my commitment in 
the field of historic preservation has centered 
on the importance of buildings as human 
artifacts - artifacts of construction technol- 
ogy throughout the ages, as well as artifacts 
of design," he says. "What has moved me, and 
what has also informed my teaching and 
writings in the field, has been the way build- 
ings have the capacity to speak the history 
that they themselves demonstrate, and that 
they have witnessed." 

Ran left an early mark at GDA with his 
track successes. In fact, his outdoor one-mile 
record of 4:24 still holds today, over 40 years 
after it was set in 1963. His passion for con- 
servation, if less visible, also took distinct 
form in Byfield. Here he constructed a full- 
scale model of GDA's Boynton dormitory 
complete down to the mortise and tenons of 
each of the timbers. Ran recalls his early 
musings: "What fascinated me was the actual 
materials that made up the house from struc- 
ture to finishes - how the parts were put 
together, and how this structure communi- 
cated the aesthetic and historical significance 

as an artifact." 

After graduation from GDA, Ran spent 
a year in England before entering Harvard. 
Abroad, he had ample opportunity to foster 
an interest in photography. "Nineteen sixty- 
four was the pivotal time in the development 
of my preservation focus," he says. He 
returned home and began taking pictures of 
the historic Amoskeag Millyard in 
Manchester, NH as an independent study in 
college. "My attraction to this place was 
shaped by my year in Europe, where I had 
become aware of cities that displayed the 
tight-knit, almost organic character of places 
that had evolved over centuries. What was 
once the world s largest textile mill complex, 
the Amoskeag Millyard, shared that quality 
and coherence - as unlikely as that might 

Ran soon discovered that civic leaders 
and professional planners did not share his 
newly sophisticated sense of urban quality, 
and much of the millyard was destroyed 
under Urban Renewal and the pretense of 
the "modern city." The mills were preserved 
only in his photography, which he displayed 
in a National Endowment for the Arts 
funded exhibition called "Amoskeag: A 

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Randolph Langenbach © 

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Terme Grande from the Piranesi Projec 

Sense of Place and a Way of Life" at the 
Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH, 
in 1975. In a book he co-authored with his 
wife, noted historian Tamara Hareven, he 
combined the photographs with testimonials 
from some of the 1 1 ,000 people who 
attended the exhibit. Amoskeag: Life and Work 
in an American Factory City remains in print 
and is one of the most respected accounts of 
mill life. 

Later projects involved documenting 
mills in England and India. In all. Ran has 
published over twenty articles and books on 
historic milltowns and has successfully 
shifted the paradigms ol conservation, bring- 
ing milltowns into the realm of human arti- 

facts worthy of respect. In addition, he has 
written on other even more difficult topics 
in the field of historic preservation. "While 
the milltown sometimes had a negative 
meaning," he explains, "there are other places 
that are important to preserve specifically 
because they are symbols of man's inhuman- 
ity to man — including the concentration 
camps of the Third Reich." This determina- 
tion to tackle tough philosophical issues in 
his work has given Ran an international rep- 
utation as a historical conservationist. He 
has, throughout his career, been a prolific 
and forceful contributor to the dialogue on 

After a trip to Kashmir, India, Ran 



by Tamara K. r 
and Randolph Langenbach 


Langenbach co-authored 

Amoskeag: Life and Work in an 

American Factory City with his 

wife, historian Tamara Hareven 

20 Vie Arch 

Spring 2004 

opened yet another new avenue in his con- 
servation focus: buildings threatened not by 
human impulse but at the whim of the earth 
itself. He made a pivotal observation in the 
historic city of Srinagar: "[Srinagar] seemed 
like a medieval town - with a vernacular 
masonry architectural tradition that had 
been noted as resistant to earthquakes." Ran 
undertook a study of traditional buildings 
and documented evidence supporting his 
hypothesis that the old masonry can stand up 
to earthquakes. Once again he 
found himself at odds with con- 
ventional wisdom, particularly in 
California where he had begun: 
"While I found that historic 
masonry buildings were being 
condemned and gutted in 
California, the multi-story mills in 
New England had been subjected 
to tremendous shaking every 
working day in reaction to the 
motion ot the looms. Rarely did 
they fall down, and many masonry 
buildings survived earthquakes 
repeatedly for centuries." 

Unfortunately, much of Rans 
research, along with most of his 
photography and all of his book 
manuscript on the milltowns, was 
destroyed when his house burned 
down in the 1991 Oakland 
Firestorm. But his early findings, 
published in a paper, "Bricks, 
Mortar, and Earthquakes," were 
finally recognized by the conser- 
vation community a decade later. 
In 2000, he was invited to give the 
keynote address at a conference in Istanbul 
called "Earthquake-Safe: Lessons to be 
Learned from Traditional Construction." 
Since then, Ran has become an international 
spokesperson tor traditional construction, 
and has published many influential articles. 
In 1992 he was appointed a Senior Disaster 
Recovery Analyst in Building Technology by 
the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency (FEMA), a position he retained until 
this spring. 

Ran returned to India in 2001 at the 
request of UNESCO to survey earthquake 
damage to cultural sites in Bhuj. One of the 
most culturally rich areas of the world, Bhuj 
is now threatened by the demands of mod- 
ernization in addition to the losses inflicted 

by the earthquake. Such developments trou- 
ble Ran. "I firmly believe that the protection 
and remembering of the lessons of history 
and culture are an essential ingredient to the 
health of a society — and can contribute to 
the quality of life of everyone on the planet," 
he says. "Buildings speak a common lan- 
guage; they are a public face to private or 
sectarian activities; they belong to the world 
while they are owned and used by individu- 
als, groups or nations." 

1975 Amoskeag exhibition in Manchester, NH 

In 2002, Ran was awarded a prestigious 
Rome Prize for his work on timber-laced 
masonry buildings that have survived earth- 
quakes in Turkey and India. Joining a small 
community of artists and scholars, he went 
to the American Academy in Rome to study 
how earthquakes have affected different 
types of vernacular buildings in Italy and the 
scientific work going on today on the 
behavior of masonry walls and buildings in 
regions subject to earthquakes. 

But Ran's career path has been anything 
but straight forward - one project always 
leading fortuitously around new corners. In 
Rome, he returned to his first love of pho- 
tography using the 18th-century work of 
Giambattista Piranesi as a starting point and 

inspiration for his production of a 50-minute 
slide/video presentation called the "Piranesi 
Project: A Stratigraphy of Views of Rome." 
Piranesi was famous for his engravings of 
Roman buildings using multiple vanishing 
points and combining station-points to 
sometimes encompass as much as 180 
degrees of spatial information into a single 
flat-field image. Ran saw the possibility of 
achieving the same effect — of drawing 
viewers into the space — with the use of dig- 
ital imagery and computer programs. "I 
found that I could take the raw photo- 
graphic images into the same realm that 
Piranesi inhabited as he laid out his 
engraving - constructing a single view 
from several different photographs with 
different vanishing points," he wrote. 
Combining sometimes as many as six 
photos to build one image, he "used scale 
and perspective to enrich his views, not 
to falsify them," enjoying freedoms avail- 
able to artists but never before to pho- 

"The opportunity to do the photo- 
graphic project grew out of the experi- 
ence of being [in Rome]," he says. "After 
the 1991 firestorm destroyed my earlier 
work, it was a very important experience 
for me, as it allowed me to be a studio 
artist for much of the year, even while I 
did the research and writing on earth- 
quakes. I hope to have the opportunity to 
turn the Piranesi Project into a movie." 

When asked if he sees himself more 
as an artist or an historian, Ran rejects 
the dichotomy altogether. "Modern soci- 
ety wants to pigeon hole everyone into 
scripted fields. I do see myself as an artist in 
some of what I do, but a scholar and prob- 
lem-solver as well as an artist in terms of my 

As for any visionary the challenge of 
being a man ahead of his time is that every- 
one else has to catch up. IS 

For more information about Randolph 
Langenbach's work, check his website at 
www. Conservation tech .com . 

David Spector is a 2003 graduate o/GDA. 
He has spent the last several months work- 
ing and studying politics and art history in 
France and Italy. David will enter Columbia 
University in fall 2004. 

TheArclwu <s» Spring 2004 21 

Not Your Average/ fcvvvuby OutVnty 

By Kristen MacKenzie Pollard '84 

TI7c knew if we analyzed and pondered our decision to 
V V take off sailing too long or too carefully, we wouldn't 
do it. We didn't ever want to say, "I wish we had done that 
sailing trip. " So, in September 2002 our home life went into 
our attic. We sold our cars. Sam quit his job. We packed the 
boat and we tossed the lines and sailed away for adventures 

Nearly a year after my husband Sam, our children (ages 6 
and 4), and I sailed south on Geo Nova, our Bristol 41.1 
sailboat, we traded in our sea legs, and returned home to 
Marblehead . Our unforgettable journey went by so quickly. 
As ajamily we shared some intense, remarkable and positive 
experiences. We expanded our horizons in ways we have only 
begun to discover. We miss the simplicity of our boat life; 
however, we are home. This feels right too. 

The following are excerpts from 
our weekly e-mail log. 

Weeh2 Bodkin/ Credo, 

We are in calm waters in a nice peace- 
ful anchorage. We are eating homemade 
bread with honey butter, and listening to a 
book on tape my mom made for the kids. 
We left NYC on Tuesday with the wind 
opposing the current. Translation: crazy big 
waves in every direction. It is amazing how 
we all can see the same situation so differ- 
ently. Clara fell asleep. Graham, with his 
harness on, knees in the cockpit, face in the 
wind, watched the waves crash over the bow 
and frantically baled the water out of the 
boat with a paper cup. In his mind he was 
sure he was saving his family from sinking. 
And then there was Sam. At the helm. His 
eyes resting a minute on the compass, mov- 
ing to other instruments, then up to check 
sail trim. Sailing is in his blood, but it is 
more than that. It is a part of his being. 

Weeh3 VeltaA/dles, VA 

I look at the depth sounder and it says 3 
feet of water. "Ah Sam, can this be right? 
There isn't much water in this channel." We 
run aground. While Sam is trying to dis- 
lodge us from the shoal, other boats are try- 
ing to avoid us and Clara, who is suspended 
and swinging from her harness down the 
compamonway, says something. I ignore her, 
the good mother that I am. A few minutes 
later, in the middle of anchoring, Clara says 
something again. I laugh because I don't 
know what else to do. There is a yellow haze 
lofting out of the boat. Clara has dislodged 
the fire extinguisher. Yellow powder is 
everywhere. Sam, in a lifesaving attempt, 
took the kids off the boat while I proceeded 
to use a month's supply of paper towels, a 
package of Qtips and weeks worth of water 
for the clean up. 

Weekfr^ -6 V own/ the/ V itch/ 

I must admit I had some preconceived 
"visions" of how our days would unfold. 

Last night's anchorage 'was pretty close to 
idyllic. We anchored with the setting sun in 
the South Santee River, SC, a cross-river to 
the ICW (Intra Coastal Waterway known as 
the Ditch). Surrounded by golden marsh 
grass, we were the sole boat. We watched the 
agile egrets sprinting after their prey, giving 
out a squawk or two in the marshes. We lis- 
tened to the shrimp clicking their tails under 
the hull, and we dove for the cover of our 
cabin when the mosquitoes came to dinner. 

Weehl2-19 E^uamioa, Bcihamat- 

We anchored in a cove off a pristine 
beach, not a soul in sight. We presume we 
have the whole island to ourselves, and it's 
not hard to understand why. Hawksbill Cay 
is part of the Exuma Land and Sea Park, 
which basically means you can't fish here. 
The only sign of mankind on the beach is 
an old mailbox with its red flag raised. 
Upon inspection, we find a notebook tor 
cruisers dating back 12 years. Most anecdotes 
involved running naked on the beach and 
other related activities. A power boat breaks 

22 TheArcho 

Spring 2004 

our solitude, but the boaters bring us ice, a 
rare treat as we don't have refrigeration, and 
we share our rum and listen to their many 
stories of Bahamas past. 

Weeh 20 -22 Georgetown/, Grand/ 

We were entertained on many occasions 
during our 96-hour sail from Turks and 
Caicos to Grand Cayman by pods of Atlantic 
Spotted Dolphins. They zoomed and leapt 
from all directions until 15 or more were 
eagerly bow riding Geo Nova. One time a 
proud mother brought her baby along for a 
romp. What a sight to see a one-foot dol- 
phin zipping along at over 6 knots. They 
were incredibly playful, swimming upside 
down, looking up at us, darting here and 
there, vying for that chosen spot just off the 

Our first attempt to leave Grand 
Cayman for Honduras left us 40 miles off- 
shore, engineless and windless. We were 
tossed around for 14 hours by the swells and 
roils of the mighty ocean, Geo Nova doing 
circles, pitching and rolling as the sea 
deemed fit. The moon rose at 4 a.m. and, 
until that time, I had never seen so many 
stars. The Milky Way went from horizon to 
horizon and I watched Orion set. No 
power, no radar and we couldn't tell if the 
lights on the horizon were stars or ships. 
Morning brought wind, so we raised the sails 
and sailed back to the Caymans. The kids 
and I checked into a hotel for a week with 
swimming pool, air conditioning, laundry, a 
bar and a bed that didn't rock. 

Weeh26-27 Belize/ 

We've been occupying ourselves with 
white water rafting down the Congrejal 
River in Honduras, hiking waterfalls in the 
Pico Bonito National Rainforest, touring 
with Roberto, our machete-wielding guide, 
visiting Mayan ruins in Honduras and 
Belize, swimming in agua caliente, and hav- 

ing a one-week visit in Belize with my par- 

This trip has made us ponder the won- 
der of so many things. Here we are at Copan 
Ruinas, an ancient Mayan city. Sam and I 
stand in awe of the Hieroglyphic Stairway. 
This one temple holds the longest known 
text left by the Maya, 300 stairs telling a tale 
of history and lineage. The glyphs can't be 
read completely because most have fallen 
out of place. Something enters my periph- 
eral vision. It is Graham. Running free. He 
is engrossed with this fluffy cotton stuff 
which is coming from the towering Ceiba 
tree. He is tossing it up, letting the wind 
carry it. He is cramming his pockets with it. 
He is full of it, caring not a bit for the tale 
our guide is weaving about civilization 1500 
years ago. Wonder is all a matter of per- 

est continually operating waterway in the 
US. George Washington hauled lumber 
from his plantation through the canal. 

Weehy 39-42 up the/^Eu^tCoa^t 

Move north, the wind whistles, and we 
do. We've enjoyed our journey up the east 
coast by venturing off the beaten path of the 
ICW We detoured along North Carolina's 
Outer Banks and visited the historic towns 
of Ocracoke (a famous pirate hangout) and 
Manteo (site of the earliest British settlement 
in the US — the one that disappeared). Our 
determination to climb the Cape Hatteras 
lighthouse led us to hitchhike across two 
islands after we discovered there was no taxi 
service. A family of four hitchhiking is quite 
a spectacle. 

The water was high enough so we took 
the 22-mile Dismal Swamp Canal which 
connects NC Sound to Norfolk, VA. 
Construction started in 1893 and took 12 
years to build using slave labor. It is the old- 

Week^-43-48 Maine/. The/hait 
lofy of Geo- hJova/ 

The sun is setting earlier. August is 
drawing to a close. Forty-eight weeks on 
Geo Nova and I have that inevitable 
"September Feeling." It stems from school 
days past. I know it's been years since my 
schedule has revolved around the school 
calendar, but that cyclical sense of ending 
and beginning has been imprinted upon me. 
That sweet regret of summer vacations 
drawing near. The excitement and anticipa- 
tion of new beginnings. We are two days 
away from ending our 11-month journey 
that has taken us away from our home in 
Marblehead to seven countries and to so 
many adventures aboard our sailboat. 
Graham and Clara 'will embark on their own 
new journeys in school, and Sam and I will 
have "career" decisions to make. We are 
coming home. W. 

The Pollards' new landlubber "adven- 
ture" is Mud Puddle Toys and Children's 
Furniture in Marblehead . 

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E T 


By David Oxton 

GDA photography teacher David Oxton lias 
been working for three years on a "street portrait" 
photo project as part of a Master of Fine Arts 
program at Rockport College in Maine. He pho- 
tographs strangers on the streets of small New 
England cities and towns, using an artificial light 
and inviting his subjects to "perform their own 
portraits. " Sometimes he will bring a small 
wooden box and ask people to stand on it. An 
exhibit of David's work is planned for the gallery 
at GDA in the near future. Below is an excerpt 
from a paper David wrote about his work. 

My street portraits have obvious manip- 
ulations going on in them. I accept the fact 
that every time I use a camera to make a 
portrait on the street, I engage in numerous 
manipulations. Some ot the manipulations 
are fairly apparent — the way I ask a subject 
to pose, the angle of view I choose to shoot 
from, the moment I choose to shoot, the 
lighting, the framing. But there are lots of 
tiny, subtle manipulations that occur that are 
significant: the way I select my subjects, the 

places where I choose to photograph, the 
details I include in the background, the 
images I select in the editing process. The list 
is huge, and it includes every consideration I 
make during the entire portrait process. 

I accept the notion that my street por- 
traits are contrived situations — I ask strangers 
to pose for me on the street. I have no idea 
what people are really like other than what I 
can tell from their appearances. That said. I 
think a good portrait tells us some wonder- 

24 TheArchon @® Spring 2004 


ful things about the surface of a person, but 
I don't think a portrait is capable of showing 
what is inside a person. It can't reveal their 
thoughts and feelings. I'm suspicious of any 
photographer who claims that a portrait can 
uncover some hidden truths about a person. 
To me, a good portrait is like an unforget- 
table first impression. When I first meet peo- 
ple, I get an immediate impression of them 
based on all the tiny visual clues I pick up 
about them — their clothes, their body lan- 

guage, the way they purse their lips - and I 
make assessments about them. I don't know 
anything about them, but surprisingly I 
believe that I know something about their 
character based on the way they present 
themselves to me. I make immediate, intu- 
itive judgments about people. We all do, I 
thmk. It's part of what makes "people watch- 
ing" so fascinating. We guess what other peo- 
ple are like based on their appearances. A 
good portrait, for me, provides a lasting 

impression of a person, but I recognize that 
it is about the surface of a person, not the 
whole, real person. 

I know that I can choose to photograph 
my subjects in ways that make them look 
good or bad. I control the camera, so I get to 
decide which lens to use, what angle of view 
to shoot from, the lighting, the moment to 
trip the shutter. My subjects have no idea 
what my agenda is. And so I accept the false- 
ness of the arrangement. I go with it. 

TlieArchon ^ Spring 2004 2d 

Once a person is aware of the camera, it is 
impossible to pretend that the situation is 
"real," so I figure the best thing for me to do 
is to accept the artificiality of the process and 
try to get something worthwhile from it. 

Most of the people I meet on the street 
are going about their days in fairly ordinary 
ways. I stop them, 
explain my portrait 
ideas to them, show 
them my setup with 
my artificial light and 
my camera, and 
explain to them what 
I want to do. I offer 
them a chance to 
participate in a little 
street theatre that 
will produce a por- 
trait - their portrait. 
Most people need to 
trust that I won't 
exploit them or 
make them look bad, 

and they have to want to "perform their own 
portraits," which to me simply means that 
they must be willing to put on a mask they 
want others to know them by. I don't think 
most people want others to see them the 
way they really look - they suspect that is 
too ordinary. They want to look out of the 
ordinary. They have parts they want to play, 
and masks they want to wear. 

I call myself a street portraitist rather 
than a street photographer because I engage 
my subjects, I make them pose, and I create 
portraits of them on the street. The big dif- 
ference, for me, between a pure, "classic" 

street photographer and a street portraitist is 
the act of engagement. When I look at the 
work of photographers like Robert Frank or 
Garry Winogrand, I don't get the sense that 
they ever engaged, or wanted to engage, the 
people in their street photos. 

Selecting subjects is an interesting part 

of the portrait process on the street. Unlike a 
studio, where subjects come to the photog- 
rapher, a street photographer has to search 
for his subjects. I don't really have a scientific 
method of choosing people on the street. 
There are some people I try not to photo- 
graph — people whose appearances are so 
exaggerated that they seem like caricatures. I 
try to stay away from people 'who look espe- 
cially disturbed or unfortunate. I usually pre- 
fer to pay attention to people who are not 
trying to call attention to themselves. 
Perhaps I find it more of a challenge. 
Perhaps I like the fact they seem to appreci- 

ate the attention I give them. Perhaps I 
want to say something about regular, 
quiet, common, everyday kind of people. I'm 
not really sure. 

Surprisingly, very few people say no. I 
am always amazed at how willing people are 
to work with me. I try to include them in 
the creative process by 
explaining what I am 
looking for. They will 
often ask me, "What do 
you want me to do?" I 
tell them that I'm not 
sure, but that I just want 
them to commit to the 
process and give me 
something extra, some- 
thing that they don't 
typically express in a 
portrait. Almost every- 
body responds in the 
same way - they look at 
me seriously and say, 
"yes, OK," and they are 
ready. They act as if they had been waiting a 
long time for someone to ask them to put on 
their special masks. It is actually quite touch- 
ing. I express an interest in them, which 
seems to flatter them. I am giving them my 
attention. We all seem to want to be selected 
and made special. I suppose that I play on 
that desire when I make a portrait of a 

stranger on the street. M 

David Oxton has taught photography at 
GDA since 1992. 

26 TheArcho 

Spring 2004 

As he reads articles proclaiming 
Nina Caron's successes as a 
marathon runner, Coach David 
Abusamra shakes his head at the 
fact that Caron, who graduated 
from GDA in 1977, never ran dur- 
ing her time here. Though she was 
a capable athlete in high school, 
playing field hockey, lacrosse, bas- 
ketball, and vol- 
leyball, Caron did 
not discover run- 
ning until college, 
and even then she 
ran for recreation 
rather than com- 
petition. In fact, 
Nina Caron only 
started to com- 
pete seriously three 
years ago; since 
then a series of 
notable successes 
have earned her a 
prominent posi- 
tion in the world of distance run- 

Caron now trains with the 
illustrious head coach of the 
Merrimack Valley Striders, Scott 
Fernando, to whom she credits a 
great deal of her success. Times of 
2:45:07 in the Chicago Marathon 
on October 12, 2003 and 2:57:26 
in the Cape Cod Marathon, where 
she was the first female finisher, 
have led her to train for the 
Olympic Marathon time trial. The 

a, n 

Rv T 

time trial was scheduled for April 3, 
2004 in St. Louis, where a sub 
2:38:00 time would qualify Caron 
for the Games. 

Caron balances her training 
with a family and part-time job. 
She and her husband, Gerry, are 
the parents of four children: 
Alison (15), Tim (13), Jenny (11), 

and Michael (8). While studying 
for a Master's Degree in Nutrition, 
Caron also works as a fitness in- 
structor - a career that preceded 
her involvement in running but 
has certainly influenced her ap- 
proach to training and competi- 
tion. Though her talents may 
lead her to the Olympics, Caron 
considers her ability to manage 
various commitments one of her 
greatest accomplishments. Making 
it to the starting line, she says, 

By Kelsey Quigley '04 

is half the battle. 

Nina Caron's talent as a dis- 
tance runner may have eluded 
Coach Abu during her time at 
GDA, but their paths did cross in 
Parson's Schoolhouse, where the 
two shared a passion for the French 
language. Caron, who received the 
Moody-Kent Prize for French at 
GDA, recalls experienc- 
ing at GDA a faculty 
unique in the level of 
their commitment to the 
students; such devotion, 
she says, equipped her 
with an inimitable edu- 

Moving forward, Caron 
hopes to achieve recogni- 
tion on the national level; 
perhaps we will even be 
watching her in Athens 
this summer! Indeed, the 
physical talent and mental 
toughness that have led 
her this far will dictate successes to 
come. "If you have a dream," 
Caron says, "then go for it." And 
though Coach Abu surely wishes 
that she had discovered and pur- 
sued that dream 27 years ago, he 
and the GDA community take 
great pride in following Caron's in- 
spiring career today. 8 

Kelsey Quigley was a captain of the 
championship 2003 GDA girls' cross- 
country team. 

The Caron family pictured above from left to right: Tim (13), Alison (15), Nina '77, Michael (8), Jenny (11), and Gerry. 

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Pre 1939 

Harold H.Audet '38 

51 1 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3705 

(831) 373-5652 



Class of 1929- 15th 
Class of 1934 - 70th 

In a recent class letter I wrote about the cur- 
rent fees in the private schools in Northern 
Essex County, and I asked if anyone could 
remember the fees at GDA in the mid thir- 
ties. Bob Kirkpatrick '37 wrote to me that 
he had transferred into our school in 1936, 
and at that time the fees per boarding stu- 
dents was $1,500. Put Flint '37 also wrote 
a note saying that the boarders paid $1,500. 
I don't remember what my folks paid for me 
to attend as a day student, but I seem to re- 
member that the fee to ride to and from 
Newburyport with Fuzzy Babineau in the 
school station wagon was about $90 per year. 
The rates that Bob and Put remember sound 
low, but at that time my dad was running a 
high wage print shop and a journeyman's 
printer earned $1.00 per hour. In Newbury 
you could hire a strong boy to do yard work 
for as little as 10 to 15 cents per hour. 

Marshall Brown '29 has retired from the 
insurance business and is still living in 
Ipswich. His hobbies include carving shore 
birds and half models of ship hulls. He and 
Virginia have been married 67 years and 
have seven great grandchildren. He is now 
9 1 years old, andVirginia is 90. I suspect that 
they are the oldest couple on the alumni list. 

Stuart and Alma Barnard '33 have spent 
the last 20 years in retirement in Florida, but 
they have recently moved to Boylston, MA 
to be closer to their children and grandchil- 
dren. Much of his letter was about Phil 
Cobb, a great GDA master who was killed in 
an automobile accident in November 1938. 
Stuart also wrote about spending summers at 

Camp Winona which was operated by Phil 
Cobb. If any of you have memories of this 
master, you might send them to me. They 
would make an interesting portion of one of 
our future class letters. 

Seth Baker '34 sent me a very brief note 
saying that he is "still here," and is very hap- 
py with his status. From the shortness of his 
note I assume that during the last year he has 
had no admissions to a hospital. I wish that 
I could make the same report. 

John Whittlesey '33 is one of the ten re- 
maining members of the Class of '33. Last 
June was the 70th anniversary of their grad- 
uation. He says that his years in Byfield are 
among his fondest memories. John and his 
wife Barbara are still living in their home of 
many years in Chappaqua, NY. 

Charlie Somerby '37 spent his entire 
working life in the newspaper business, and 
as a writer published many columns. He has 
recently assembled about a hundred of those 
published in various papers between 1960 
and 1980. He was kind enough to send me 
a copy, and one especially struck home. It 
was advice given to him by his father. 
Charlie was told to never bet against the 
Yankees and never bet on the Red Sox. I 
wonder if we should all bet against the Red 
Sox next year, and with those contributions 
they might finally win the World Series. 

Bill and Mary Ferris '38 have been on the 
road most of the last year, with trips to golf 
resorts in California, Hawaii, and Washington 
State. The Christmas Holidays were spent in 
Maryland with their youngest daughter and 
three grandchildren. He enjoyed the golf, 
but made no comments about his scores. 
Perhaps some of you golfers can tell me how 
to interpret his lack of comment about 
scores. You should note that he used the 
term Christmas Holidays. In much of 
California that term is no longer politically 
correct and the local schools are having a 
winter break instead of a Christmas Holiday. 
I wonder which term is now being used at 

Bob Seavey '38 has joined me in the club 
of past cataract patients. He too reports that 
his vision is better than it has been in years. 
He retired three years ago at the age of 80 
and spends the warmer months in East 

TomTenney '39 and John Klotz '39 

Alton, NH, in an old farmhouse. His 
nephew owns the property that once be- 
longed to Bob's great grandparents, and Bob 
visited the family farm every summer as a 
boy. As a hobby he collects antique boats 
and cars and he has plenty of space to store 
them in a barn on his current property. Bob 
didn't say if he is officially a resident of New 
Hampshire, but I suspect he is because of 
that state's better tax rates. In the winter he 
is unlike many of our group, as he migrates 
south to Massachusetts instead of Florida. 

Alan and Margaret Bullwinkle '38 had a 

double celebration of their 60th wedding 
anniversary. The first was an intimate family 
luncheon, hosted by their daughter. The sec- 
ond 'was a reception that followed the regu- 
lar church service on the following Sunday. 
Alan is still doing research on old houses in 
his area and sings once a week at an evening 
church service. 


Class of 1939 
Donald WStockwell 

39 Country Hill 

Brattlcboro, IT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

With our 65th approaching, I'm hoping 

28 TheArchon e* Spring 2004 

those grads in the Class of '39 from whom I 
haven't heard will still make every effort to 
descend on Byfield at Reunion time. 
Certainly those alums who live in the area 
could easily make this trip. Take it from me: 
GDA goes all out to welcome its grads, par- 
ticularly members of five-year classes. 

Phil Simpson and Sue have joined Alice and 
me for the past several years at reunion time 
and are looking forward to once again mak- 
ing the trip to Byfield. The Simpsons are 
presently spending the winter in Kissimee, 
FL. They are great party people and will 
make sure you have a warm welcome at our 

My loyal contributor, John Klotz, is still on 
the move, having returned from an eight-day 
stay in London where he visited the 
Wimbeldon grass courts and the new club- 
house. He checked out Lord's Cricket 
Court, shopped Piccadilly and Harrod's, and 
visited the Tower of London. John continues 
to play tennis and golf although not on the 
same day. He keeps active by eating a low 
calorie and carb diet. No wonder he con- 
tinues to lead an active life. Hopefully he 
will make it to our 65th. What an interest- 
ing life he leads. 

Tom Tenney says there is nothing new, al- 
though he apparently headed to Vail, CO for 
Xmas along with the Tenney gang. Prior to 
that, he spent three months m Woodstock, 
VT area. He didn't go into details of his ac- 
tivities except to say that his golf and tennis 
still stink. Not only that, but drinking is at a 
standstill. Hopefully he will make the re- 
union. He needs some cheering up. 

John Gannett continues to be active in his 
hobbies of railroading and boating. 
Apparently his daughter has caught the rail- 
road bug as she is operating that L&B RR 
and "wants it to go outdoors," whatever that 
means. John is running U.S. Coast Guard 
Auxiliary patrols in Silver River, Florida. He 
says that his wife "is a jewel of the finest 
kind." That says it all!! 

It doesn't seem possible to Chuck Hewitt 

that it will be our 65th. I'm sure everyone 
in our class will agree. He hopes to attend 
the reunion with his wife, Dorothy, who is 
recovering from back surgery. Hopefully, she 
will be able to make the trip and join with 
us in celebrating our anniversary. 

Tom Parker's wife, Esther, reports that they 

would like nothing better than to attend our 
65th but, due to Tom's back problem, travel 
is out of the question. They both attended 
our 50th and 55th which brought back 
pleasant memories for me in particular as 
Tom paved the way for me to seek my for- 
tune on Wall Street a couple of years after 
graduation. Needless to say, I'm still seeking 
the fortune back m my home state of 
Vermont with no regrets. 65th in 2004! 


Class of 1940 

William H. Torrey 

1 12 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702-3902 

(631) 669-4339 

purejoy2 1 

David Solomon and Ronnie are new great 
grandparents - a beautiful girl named 
Samantha. Dave is approaching 100% retire- 
ment but still dabbling in some research on 
measuring the quality of health care for our 
oldest patients. Also, he's working on devel- 
oping a residential community for retired 
U.C.L.A. family and staff and trying to break 
100 in golf. 

Bob Goodspeed continues business with 
the shearling tannery in China which con- 
tinues to grow as they get into more manu- 
factured items. Bob's contract has been ex- 
tended 10 years. He hopes to still be around. 
Combined, Joanne and Bob have eight chil- 
dren and 20 grandchildren. This fills up the 
other part of their lives - six months in New 
Hampshire and six months in Florida. 

Ben Wright says he hasn't much news to 
report. The last year has been spent primari- 
ly with his wife, Mary Louise, who is fight- 
ing pancreatic cancer. She is still here and 
feeling fairly well. "We just want our bless- 
ings one day at a time." Ben is still busy with 
skating activities as Historian. 

James Dodge's wife Mary sadly reports Jim 
died on December 10, 2003. All of their chil- 
dren were able to be with Mary and Jim and 
many of their grandchildren too — all a great 
comfort to Mary and each other. 

George Stobie's wife wrote to tell us 
George died in September 2003 at home af- 
ter a long illness. 

Bob Lyle 40 

"Having lost my father at age 8, 
I welcomed the four-year 
exposure to a faculty which 
included Philip Cobb, Mac 
Murphy, Buster Navins, Tom 
Mercer and Art Sager. I came 
away with a respect for the high 
standards those men exemplified. 
Today, Governor Dummer is 
staffed with the same quality 
teachers and deserves support so 
the students who follow may ex- 
perience the same influence." 

To make a Planned Gift to GDA, contact Peter Bragdon 
at (603) 773-5985 or 


Class of 1941 

R.Andrew Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

Little Falls, NY 13365-5019 

(315) 823-1662 


Class of 1942 
Seward E. Pomcroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602-1401 

(508) 152-1469 

Dave Jarvis writes: "I'm still at [my restau- 
rant], The Chart Room in Cataumet, but like 
race horses when they get old, it's out to the 
pasture (no stud fees). I'm in the kitchen, 
and they call it expediting. The Chart 

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c 1 a 

s s notes 

Room is still fun, but only for six months." 

Bill Macmillan writes: "Let me bring you 
up to date. My wife and I moved back to 
Vermont three years ago after a 24-year tour 
of duty in Alabama, 14 at the University of 
Alabama. We enjoyed the South even if we 
couldn't make all the societal changes we 
thought would be to their advantage. We re- 
turned to Burlington for my wife, Anne, to 
take advantage ot a superb nursing home 
specializing in dementia (Alzheimer's, proba- 
bly, diagnosed 14 years ago). She is 15 miles 
away from our new carriage house, so my 
live-in companion, an 11 -year old 
Doberman,Tana (a dream of a dog), and I see 
her daily. In our retirement, beginning in 
1990, we had opportunities for extensive 
travel. Have not seen Antarctica, but don't 
feel deprived; nor China, which did disap- 
point us. Lived in Ethiopia for two years 
while working for The Ford Foundation. We 
did get to such exotic sounding places as 
The Holy Land, India, Nepal, Egypt, 
Patagonia, Thailand, New Zealand, Belize, 
The Seychelles, Galapagos, much of Europe, 
US and Canada. Our health has been gen- 
erally good other than Anne's AD, and my 
osteoarthritis leading to two hips and a knee 
replaced. In November, our three children 
(52, 50 and 48 years old) gave me a surprise 
80th birthday party. Plans for the future? 
Anne's care of paramount importance. 
Eighteen inches of snow on the ground [in 
Burlington], not a cloud in the sky, 15°. 
Pretty nice! Vermont is beautiful!!" 

Bill Hill writes from Maine: "Greetings 
again. We are doing very well. But we are 
'too young to be this old'. How true. Think 
about it. We are as old as we feel and think. 
Think GDA, help to the future of GDA. We 
have lots more to do in our lifetime; hope- 
fully it will be accomplished. Staying here in 
Maine satisfies us rather than running south. 
And we're still driving a car! Classmates: 
keep in touch. Time is passing too quickly!" 

Bill's last lines seem like a good place to end 
this report. 


Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 

This class secretary thing can be a drag. 
You '43ers will have to do better. All I've 
gotten this time is a note that George 
Twombly died in July and an e-mail from 
Bob Wood that he had a cancer problem in 
his stomach. Our very best wishes go to 
Bob and our condolences to George's fam- 

The Ben Brewsters seem to wake up each 
morning and find something to occupy the 
day. There is some danger that we will 
travel to New Zealand to see our daughter 
and family who are there for six months or 
so. We will accept any and all contribu- 
tions toward first class tickets. The 
thought of 23 hours in steerage class is in- 
timidating. I urge each of you to go and 
see what they have done to your school. It 
is most impressive and might even get you 
to let the rest of us know what you are do- 
ing. Then I will have something to report. 


Class of 1944 

Steven K. Kaufman 
137 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

60th Class Reunion 

June 11,12, 13 2004 

EdTarbell reports that in June of last year he 
said goodbye to his mother who lived to an 
age of 97.5. (Woo! What's your target?) He 
misses her a lot. Looking through her things 
he found a Class of 1944 commencement 
card with all our names on it. He's using the 
internet with the help of his #3 son. He is 

proud of his oldest granddaughter who is 
graduating from Harvard this year. 

Ben Pearson says he has tried to get Dennis 
on Email to no avail so he is going to have 
to read the directions on how to operate the 
"Damn Machine." (Ben is a late bloomer as 
far as computers are concerned.) He contin- 
ues: "Just returned from our annual driven 
pheasant trip to Cornwall. Had wonderful 
shooting. Noticed I'm getting older." 

Pinky Whitney reports that his grandson 
Alexander is "...out there in Byfield some- 
where and enjoying the school very much — 
He's at that age when I can remember com- 
ing to life as there were girls around - I'd 
dream of coming home to see one, and he 
has them in school and in class. Wow!" (Will 
Alexander and his buddies see this?) He 
hears from "Squaw" Waugh once in a while. 
He's still going to try to get out to Groton to 
see Jim in action coaching their baseball 
team. Pinky says Jim learned it all from 

George "Skipper" Kingsley, my roommate 
during senior year, wrote that he read an in- 
teresting book, The Splinter Fleet by Theo. 
Treadwell. The book is about sub-chasers in 
WWII. Skipper's sub-chaser, SC1312, is 
mentioned in the book. He assumes I was on 
bigger ships. Not so. I spent one day on a 
ship in commission (a fleet tug going to a 
goll game in British Columbia) in the Navy 
in 20 years of commissioned service. I was in 
the Civil Engineer Corps of the Navy, not a 
sea-going outfit - Seabees! (Note: Skipper 
has been a dedicated career teacher and soc- 
cer coach in western Virginia. He probably 
made more positive difference in more lives 
than most of us.) 

Andy Brillhart says he and his wife have the 
same heart MD. Andy says, "That's togeth- 
erness!" He drove to Detroit to the casino 
for his 77th birthday a month ago and they 
were off to South Texas after Christmas. 

Gordon Hoyt has a question for classmates: 
"Who else was in English 4A with Tom 
Mercer during the '43-'44 term?" He can 
remember Jim Waugh and "Baron" von 
Saltze - who else? (Your secretary can't re- 
member that far back.) Also, "Who went 
with 'Uncle Tom' to Othello in Boston? Cast 
was Jose Ferrer, Paul Robeson and [??] 

30 The Archon "» Spring 2004 

Hagen." (Can't read his writing for Hagen's 
first name.) 

Teresa and I are going on a ten-day 
Caribbean cruise starting 31 January — her 
first. We 'will move from our home in 
Kingsmill to a townhouse in Kingsmill in 
April. Downsizing! 

I heard from Murray Monroe ('43). He 

and his two brothers are GDA alums. Mr. 
Eames visited the Monroes in Delray Beach, 
FL in '42. My mom met Ted at the Monroe 
home and Ted arranged a scholarship so I 
could go to GDA. The rest is history. Hope 
to see some of you at our 60th. 


Class of 1945 

Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Bill Page reports: "I sold the lobster boat 
and am now a full-time residential mainte- 
nance mechanic, ocean watcher and com- 
panion to my lovely bride of 52 years." 

David Barnard writes: "Barnard Real Estate 
is in its 55th year. Sue and I spend summer 
periods at our cottage on Brand Pond in 
Naples, Maine. Donald and Richard deserve 

A card received in February from Warren 
Furth says, "Margaret and I have just re- 
turned from a trip to India, where our 
daughter lives. All three of us toured south- 
ern India! Goa and Kerala. A marvelous ex- 
perience: beautiful countryside, nice people 
and a warm climate even in January." 

Lou Hamper's wife, Jelane, sent a note say- 
ing, "Lou has been very ill since a major 
stroke four years ago. He is unable to talk, 
but does walk some, understanding what is 
going on, and has a quality life. He always 
loved the time at Governor Dummer. 
Possibly our grandson Samuel will apply in 
another year. Who knows, but Lou would 
love to have him choose his school." 

Thank you for writing, Jelane, and all best 
wishes to you both. 

Class of 1946 

George E. Duffy, II 

14161 North Ageratum Way 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 


Class of 1947 

LTC Homer Ambrose, Jr. 

5601 Seminary Road #2205 N 

Falls Church, VA 22041 

(703) 379-8011 

The Class of '47 extends its deepest condo- 
lences to Peter Sutton on the passing of his 
beloved wife Jean Sager Sutton, daughter of 
the late Art Sager of the Old Guard. 

Jane and David Wilcox celebrated their 
50th in July with family and friends. David 
is now fully retired, living on Cape Cod 
most of the year, but spending six to eight 
weeks in Naples, Florida, in February and 

Bill Brown '47 and Dick Walsh '46 have 
recently been elected into the Wall of Fame 
at Newburyport High School for excellence 
in athletics. Congratulations to both. 

Bish Peale is busy fending off invasions from 
the border. 

Joe Welch is reading Charlie 
McLaughlin's new book with great pleas- 

Ed Tarbell '44 checked in with a postcard 
of Newcastle with Portsmouth and Kittery 
in the background. The Tarbell and Ambrose 
families were very close during the 40s. Ed 
used to take my sister June sailing in his clas- 
sic O boat. 

Jack Deering and I are forming a posse to 
come after those of you who have failed to 
participate in GDA Annual Giving. Please, if 
you have not done so— DO SO! 

Dan Hall writes: "Thought I would throw 
something into the pot for Governor 
Dummer class news. I have continued my 
employment at Pine Street Inn (homeless 
shelter in Boston) three days a week. This in- 
volves working that part of the program 

where residents must attend lots of AA-type 
meetings, submit to drug testing every week, 
and agree to undertake a training program 
that will eventually result in employment 
and a move toward independent living. It is 
a tough haul for many and the success rate is 
somewhat limited. The staff for this 135-man 
program is very committed and a pleasure to 
work with. Another part of my life has been 
taken up with genealogy research in Boston, 
Taunton, Wales, and the Shetland Islands in 
Scotland. The result has been a series of fam- 
ily stories on a few of our early American 
ancestors. Two sons with three children be- 
tween them live in town (Duxbury) and we 
all help each other in various ways. One 
teaches at Plymouth High School and the 
other is an automobile mechanic who comes 
in very handy for all of us. Once a week I 
get over to Quincy to play ice hockey along 
with Bill Bailey and brother Manson. 
Sometimes we think we are skating very fast, 
but when we return to the bench and look 
out at other players, we realize we are really 
moving pretty slowly!" 


Class of 1948 

Robert C Hill 

143 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, CT 06770-1724 

(203) 758-2962 

Well, as of this •writing I only received six (6) 
responses to my request for news from you- 
all. Hopefully we can have a better showing 
for the next Archon. Actually I guess I can't 
say too much for myself either. I did man- 
age to briefly step into the State of Maine 
over Labor Day weekend but was unable to 
contact a couple of good friends up there. 
Please don't come down hard on me. It's 
tough to get old! I was in and out of Florida 
over Thanksgiving and Christmas, spending 
time with my daughter from California and 
my Navy CMD son, both of whom we do 
not see very often. I did hear, however, that 
two classmates residing in Florida were so 
concerned having not heard from me that 
they were scanning the obituaries to see if 
"old Bob" had left the scene for good. Not 
yet, guys! All I can say is, please forgive me. 
Now for news from our class: 

Webster Kitchell writes: "Life is sood de- 

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class notes 

spite Bush and the Republicans - Life is still 
good despite Parkinson's which takes its toll 
of joy. I am surrounded by love, and that is 

Pete Case attended GDA's championship 
football game (in Milton) with Bill Bailey 
'47 and Dan Hall '47. "What a team! 
What a juggernaut!' Hope 2004 brings 
peace, prosperity and good health to all." 

Jim Geyer says: "I am very much enjoying 
retirement North of Baltimore surrounded 
by farm land. I'm still working at golf, rac- 
quetball and bowling. My son, Tom, and I 
just received a patent for a different bicycle 
seat which we designed using Autocad. We 
are about to build the prototype to find out 
if it works." 

Bill Pvichter wrote me: "Hi Bob, Merry 
Christmas and HNY." Thanks Bill, same to 
you and your family. 

Dick Macnair writes: "Once again re-elect- 
ed Secretary of the American Begonia 
Society. Enjoy going to quarterly board 
meetings, shows or conventions around the 
country. This year included Oklahoma City 
and Fort Worth. Continue to spend as much 
time as possible on the Maine Coast in 
Bremen, caring for perennial beds and a 
large vegetable garden. Also still involved in 
the New England Spring Flower Show serv- 
ing on the Nomenclature Committee. If 
you see Horticulture Magazine, look in the 
Mar-Apr '04 issue which is planned to fea- 
ture this committee." 

I always like to hear horn my good triend 
Ash Eames. Not so much that we are good 
friends, but also because I have the 
damnedest time deciphering his printing. 
Don't take it to heart, Ash, people can't read 
my writing either. Anyway, Ash says that he 
will be in Sarasota, Florida through April. 
His phone number is 941-918-9463 and he's 
at 1601 Pelican Point Drive, Pelican Cove. 
He says, "Have had a great visit with 
Manson Hall "49 and Tom Emery '49 
on the Cape and Pete Dunning in 
Sunapee, NH. Love to have GDA visitors 
in Wenrworth or Sarasota." (Hope I got 
that right, Ash). 


Class of 1949 


Thomas R.M. Emery USN 

312 Rookwood Dvive 

Charlottesville, VA 22903-4729 

(434) 977-8763 

tgemery@cstone. net 

55th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 


Manson Hall and wife Alison have given us 
a fascinating recount and photos ol their 
three-week safari in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2003 
from November 1 1 to December 1. "Alison 
and I decided to celebrate our joint birthday 
on November 5 and boarded a plane for 
London for a week's visit to London's fa- 

in each car) with three very professional and 
personable Kenya Safari guides. I don't know 
exactly what we expected in the first day, but 
what we encountered was an abundance of 
East Africa's bird life. Being novice bird 
watchers, we wasted precious seconds trying 
to focus our binoculars just to locate birds 
that were pointed out to us. In time we be- 
came familiar with the secretary bird, the 
white-fronted bee-eater, lilac-breasted roller, 
many weavers making nests but especially 
the golden palm weaver, the superb starling 
and many dozen others. As for animals, we 
saw them all - lions, cheetahs, leopards, many 
from the antelope family including impala, 
gazelles, springbok, gemsbok and reedbuck, 
hippos, giraffes, elephants and all their little 
ones. But what is far more intriguing than 
just spotting animals sleeping or grazing is to 
observe specific behavior. We watched a 
baby zebra being born — kicking its way out 
of the birthing bag while its mother fought 
off female zebras who seemed more than cu- 
rious. After 50 minutes, mother zebra led 
baby zebra across the open plain and into 

Gale and Tom '49 Emery enjoying Port Townsend, Washington 

mous theaters. From London, we flew to 
Nairobi, Kenya where we met an Amherst 
College classmate, his wife and eight friends. 
We had never been on anything like a safari 
before, and here we were meeting at the Old 
British Norfolk Hotel to spend three weeks 
exploring six of Kenya's marvelous national 
parks. We set off with three Landrovers (four 

nearby brush in hopes of security cover from 
various cats and hyenas. We watched with 
surprise to see a small herd of African Cape 
Buffalo chase a pregnant female lion. And 
we also watched a family of cheetahs sleep- 
ing, playing and eventually jumping up on 
our vehicles. Three weeks of a safari may be 
more time than most would like to spend, 

32 The Archon e* Spring 2004 

Alison Hall, wife of Manson '49, taking pictures of cheetahs playing on the jeep. 

Manson'49 and Alison Hall with an Amherst classmate on an African Safari in 

November 2003 

but it is a very special experience to spend 
two weeks in Maasai National Park and look 
out of an evening to see many thousands of 
wildebeest and zebras, set against the horizon 
as the sun sets, moving along their annual 
migration. Meanwhile, we are wintering in 
Chatham and hoping that some classmates 
will call to say they are on the Cape and have 
time to drop over for a drink, a meal or even 
a bed. 508-945-9284." 

Bud Frame writes: "Peggy Frame has a new 
stainless steel knee to keep airport security 
on their toes; in Venture Capital 100% and 
going for sixth trip to Buenos Aires in early 
March to check my backswing; all three sons 
and daughters-in-laws and ten grandchildren 
(6 boys, 4 girls) in Rochester... What could 
be better! Warmer temperatures could be 
better!" I hope in the next Archon issue Bud 
will write us about golf in Buenos Aires and 
provide some pictures of the links. 

Treby Johnson '49 and wife Arline 

Treby Johnson writes: "Married March 15, 
2003 in Honolulu to long-time friend 
Arline. We live happily beside the ocean in 
Maine. We keep busy with 27 children and 
grandchildren and being director ot the 
lighthouse and also of a school. The picture 
of Arline and me was taken in 2002. Our 
best to you all." 

Rick Tyler reports: "Ed and ZoeVeasey were 

here at Alta skiing last week. Had great snow 
and excellent weather. Ann and I skied with 
them most of the week and had a wonderful 
visit. They will be back in March." 

Ed Veasey writes: "Just returned from Alta, 
Utah for a week of skiing. As usual, we con- 
tacted Rick and Anne Tyler in Salt Lake 
City and had a great chance to ski with them 
for three days under ideal conditions. Will 
join them again the first week of March for 
more skiing at Park City." 

Arch des Cognets reports from warm, sun- 
ny Australia: "I don't understand why more 
classmates don't come out here in the beau- 
tiful summer weather. Australians even like 
Americans, as do the Kiwi in New Zealand. 
Fax at 011-613-9427-8512 or telephone 

I want you to know of a trip that Gale and I 
took last October to the Bouchard Gardens 
at Victoria, Vancouver. If you have never 
seen the Gardens, put this trip on your "must 
see" list. The Gardens are enormous in size, 
filled with every imaginable flower and then 
some — glorious in color, and capable of 
etching a sight and fragrance in your mind 
never to be forgotten. Lastly, I want you to 
remember to send your photos for the next 


Class of 1950 

Alan F. Flynn,Jr. 

1 Katherinc Road 

Rehoboth,MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 


Cliff George reports: "My wife (Mardi) and 
I have had a successful second year of run- 
ning Pleasant Point Wilderness Camps in the 
North Woods of Maine. We are open May 1 
thru October for fishing, hiking and relaxing 
in our log cabins and eating our cooking of 
hearty Maine meals. Although we are not 
open in the winter, we live in camp, access- 
ing it by snowmobile." 

Dick Patton's card, mailed in October, just 
missed the last edition of The Archon, but 
the news is still current by our standards. 
"Just returned home from trying to destroy 
my liver with fois gras, cheese and wine in 
the south of France. Lynda and I and four 
others chartered a bare boat (48') and spent 

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class notes 

Sallie and Bob Comey '50 - Red Square, Moscow 

1 1 days on the Canal de Midi. We had bikes 
on board. One person had been a profes- 
sional chef, so when we did not dine out, we 
feasted on board. Spent time in Provence 
which is 'wonderful. Lynda went home, but 
I continued to Wales and spent time on their 
race horse farm. Now let the snow gods 
cover the mountains for the ski season. My 
50th at Amherst comes next May." 

Bob Comey and I have communicated by 
phone and e-mail several times since Emi 
and I are about to leave for Australia, New 
Zealand and Fiji, which Bob and Sallie had 
done recently, while they just took the river- 
boat cruise between Moscow and St. 
Peterburg, which we did last spring. Bob 
sent a card from Russia while traveling on 
the Volga River toward Yugoslav. Upon their 
return Bob summarized their experience: 
"Sallies and my September cruise in Russia 
was marvelous. Newly restored St. 
Petersburg and bustling Moscow were fasci- 
nating, as were smaller cities in-between. 
Highlights included the Hermitage in St. 
Petersburg and numerous Moscow sights, in- 
cluding Red Square, the Kremlin, Lenin's 
Tomb, the Metro, Gum department store 
(now an upscale mall) and the Bolshoi." 

Emi and I were preparing to go to San 
Diego for a conference when the forest fires 
in CA became a hot item on TV news. 
Some fires were destroying homes in the San 
Diego area, but as they approached Lake 
Arrowhead in the mountains north of San 
Bernadmo I thought of our classmate Deny 

Engs living in Crestline. I called Deny sev- 
eral times without getting an answer. It was 
scary. When we got back to MA, after a great 
trip that included Baja California, Joshua 
Tree National Park and the San Diego area, 
an e-mail provided the news we wanted. 

William Dennis Engs wrote: "I was on the 
East Coast, helping to take care of my moth- 
er, when the first reports of Southern 
California wildfires came via TV. Then, on 
26 October, I received a phone call from a 
friend informing me that Crestline was be- 
ing evacuated. From that time on, each day's 
news was worse than the day before. I was 
stunned when I learned that over 300 hous- 
es were burned to the ground in 'Lake 
Arrowhead'. (Later I learned it took as few as 
two minutes for a house to burn to the 
ground.) Media reports were sensational, 
spectacular and scary. There was no way to 
get detailed information about the impact of 
the fire on Crestline. Southern California 
people emailed me fragments they could 
find. I can't tell you how distressing it was 
not to know if I had a home to return to! I 
was back in California late on 30 October. 
Fortunately, I had a place to stay — 'with 
friends in the valley. The next day I found 
out about (I'd heard about it 
on the AM radio). The site was the ONLY 
source with solid intelligence indicating 
what had happened in Crestline. A few 
structures burned - nothing where I live! 
On October 31 the weather improved. It 
was cool with rain most of the next night. 

The moisture helped to get firefighters to 
get control. They are building a break 
around the entire 'Old Fire' burn. Today, 3 
November, the fire is 78% contained. Right 
now, I don't know when we will be able to 
get back up on the mountain. Highway 18 
needs to be repaired and evacuation is still in 
effect. I hear electric service has been re- 
stored. I don't care how long it takes to get 
back. I'm thankful I wasn't burned out. I'm 
sorry for all those who lost everything." 

In a later letter, he wrote: "Fortunately I was 
able to stay eight days down below with 
friends, instead of at a shelter, until the pow- 
er was back on and residents could return 
home. We are all thankful. During 2003 I 
continued service with the San Bernardino 
Mountains Land Trust to bring organization 
and management expertise to the Board. 
Also, I have continued as Outings Chair of 
the local Sierra Club Group, and I became 
Treasurer. A new facet of the job this year 
was the challenge of arranging for distribu- 
tion of our Sierra Club Foundation (c-3) 
money to environmental causes on the 
mountain. In addition, I have management 
roles in the local chapters of Earth Save and 
the Fire Safe Council. On the outside, I've 
continued to lead Sierra Club outings: hikes, 
bird walks, car camps, peak climbs and trail 
maintenance parties. The highlight of the 
year was leading my 17th annual Sierra Club 
National (backpack) Outing in September. 
This time we went to the Emigrant 
Wilderness, north of the Yosemite NP 
boundary. I had 13 people from all over the 
USA, for seven days, hiking over 34 miles of 
trail. A 14th person, my Assistant, after all his 
work preparing the food and supplies, did 
not get to go. The day before the trip he 
landed in the hospital in Berkeley, CA. This 
was my 359th life backpack trip. My first 
was in 1958. One thing you don't know 
about me is that I started picking up discard- 
ed beer cans on the beach when I was 15. 
Through the years I acquired over 400 dif- 
ferent items. This year I discovered that what 
I had was worth $1,400! In my spare time I 
have written several memoirs. If you would 
like to see one, let me have your email ad- 
dress. Mine is" 

I reached Deny by telephone in January. He 
has given up the Sierra Club events because 

34 Tlie Archon w Spring 2004 

they are open to anyone, a source of prob- 
lems. He has three high Sierra private trips 
to lead and will be joining more bicycle 
tours as a participant, not leader. We talked 
about our 55th reunion in Byfield, '05. 

Tim Greene sent a congratulatory letter to 
Brian Morrissey, our Class of 1950 scholar- 
ship recipient, following the GDA champi- 
onship football season. The record was 8 
wins, no losses after the regular season, 
which was followed by a 35-14 victory over 
Holderness in the championship game. 
Brian scored 5 touchdowns in that final 
game, as well as playing safety on defense. 
He led the Independent School League with 
24 touchdowns and 150 points. He is a good 
student, a solid citizen and a worthy repre- 
sentative of the Class of '50. 

From Jack Ives comes news that he is "en- 
joying a relaxed retirement in South 
Carolina's Low Country. The Princeton 
50th looms large on our travel schedule, with 
a real interest in discovering from Don 
Rumsfeld the real reasons behind our Iraq 
venture. This will be of particular interest in 
view of son Drew's recent deployment to the 
Middle East with elements of the 10th 
Mountain Division." Your concern is shared 
by all of us, Jack. 

Bob Dickerman is still bothered by the 
GDA faculty vote in the last election. His 
most recent reaction is, "Oh, well, I suppose 
we could have gone to Milton and suffered 
the indignity last June of having President 
Clinton speak at our alma mater's graduation 
ceremonies. But the (Boston) Globe's Tom 
Oliphant ranks right up there on the liberal 
chain, considered by many to be one of the 
former president's top apologists. Really, 
what's going on at the Old Red 

On a more serious note, Bob continues. 
"I'm beginning to feel a little sorry for Terry 
Francona (newly hired Red Sox manager), 
whom I like a lot. What happens to him if 
he doesn't win with the crew that they have 
given him?" There was a Roberto Clemente 
stamp on the card. 

Dave Esty writes: "Two months into the 
November-April ski season and here it is, 
New Year's Eve, and I'm atop Black 
Mountain in the ski patrol hut looking into 
Tuckerman Ravine. Gorgeous - awesome. 
I'll be leaving RI tomorrow for Palm Beach 

to meet our latest granddaughter, born 
Christmas eve. Off to London from there. 
My contrasting life lives!" 

Charlie Bowen called recently with news of 
his family travels. He does keep moving. In 
February, took a cruise from New Zealand 
to Hawaii, with stops in Fiji, Tahiti, etc. 
Spent summer in Canada. In September, 
traveled the Danube from near Munich to 
Budapest, with side trip to Prague. 
Christmas in New England with grandchil- 
dren. Went to South America in January, a 
cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio. Will head 
for China, Bhutan and Thailand. We ex- 
changed several phone calls as Charlie ad- 
vised me regarding our trip to Australia, 
New Zealand and Fiji. 

Under the wire came Dick Patton with 
tales of great snow depths at Mammoth 
Mountain and sky diving in Hawaii, two- 
mile free fall from 14,000 feet. I'll provide 
more details next time. 


Class of 1951 

Ted Barrows III 

4 1 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Bill Atwell reports that he and Gena 
are excited about the trip they are making to 
Cuba with the Key West Symphony Group. 
He expressed surprise that Key West has a 
Symphony. Maybe he doesn't know that 
Key West was once the wealthiest city in the 
United States — the result of salvaging the 
cargo of ships encountering the reefs. "It 
will be nice to see the country and the old - 
still running - American cars," he wrote. 

Dave Bullock apologies for not having any 
new pictures and reports "things have been 
quiet since retirement began on June 1st. He 
has received e-mails from Fred Franzius 
and looks for more. Suggests getting a list of 
class e-mail addresses, which we will try to 
accomplish. Dave warns, "If we get to 
Sarasota this winter, 'will drop in on Ken 
Bistany - watch out, Ken!" 

From Ed Stockwell we hear that he and Jan 

celebrated the arrival of their first great 
grandchild in October - "Cassie" for 
Cassandra; otherwise "not much is new for 

us 70-somethings. A couple of months in 
Florida when it's cold and a couple on the 
Massachusetts coast when it's hot - life in 

Bob Louttet checks in with, "Doing fine in 
retirement except for some memory prob- 
lems." He is happy that three of their four 
kids and seven grandkids live in Rhode 
Island, with their son and two grandkids 
only three hours away in mid NY State. 
"Sure enjoy our summers on Block Island." 
Note to all from T.B. - we still should con- 
sider a Block Island reunion. 

Our distinguished (?) president, George 
McGregor, buoyed my spirits by writing, 
"Your writing skills are excellent. Tom 
Mercer and Mac Murphy would be pleased." 
He suggested that if I don't hear from peo- 
ple, I should just "make things up - and I'll 
bet you will get some response." George says 
he doesn't get to GDA as often as he used to, 
but that he and Barb always make the 
Christmas Candlelight Service at Moseley 
Chapel. He recalls that Ted Eames said that 
during WWII he heard from graduates who 
were fighting and they always mentioned the 
vesper services in the Cobb Room. George 
sent a copy of the program for the event and 
it was very impressive, especially with so 
many students participating. 

As this is being 'written, I am trying to reach 
Ron Campion who emailed asking il I re- 
ceived his email - which I didn't, but at least 
we made contact. 

From Ken Bistany: "In November we had 
a wonderful get together with the Popes, 
Husseys and Marc am Rhein '50 at the 
Pope's home in Hampton Beach, NH. Also 
joining us for some of the festivities were the 
Yesairs '50 and the Veaseys '50 from near- 
by classes. We enjoyed symphony, museums, 
great Boston restaurants and most of all one 


Class or 1952 

Franklin E. Huntress. Jr. 

5C Independence Way 

Marblehead, MA 01945-4659 

(781) 631-4785 

John Sellstrom reports: "Carol and I have 
been married 45 years now with four chil- 
dren and eight grandchildren. I am still in 
the law practice and represent the 

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class notes 

Government of Sweden in western New 
York as Swedish Council. We are traveling a 
great deal and enjoy our house in Kiawah 
Island and on the Big Island in Hawaii. 
Headed for Rio in January to cruise the 
South American coastline and north to the 

Rib Smythe writes: "Peggy and I just re- 
turned from Thailand: wonderful trip - 
happy, peaceful people. 80-90°, no ram. 
Beautiful country - 93% Buddhist and 1% 
Christian. Went to Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 
Laos and Burma. The land of temples and 
monks, sugar cane and fresh fruit and ves- 

Guy Tudor writes: "Three weeks in the 
Ecuadorian Andes (with Jocotoco Foundation 
— land conservation) in July Three weeks in 
southeast Brazil in October - my sixth trip 
to their great country. Plus - scores of field 
trips locally: NH to SNJ. Now juggling 
about four book projects — two of my own 
on S. American birds, and two-plus more on 
insects (as co-author or editor), etc. More 
and more to accomplish, and less and less 
time left! Keeps one busy — no time to look 

Let me report that I had a Christmas card 
from Walter and Joan Lawson who are 

doing well with all the family news. Walter: 
Robin Goodenough still thinks he can pin 
you to the ground even with his bad back 
and knee! Sabu almost had the Alumnus of 
the Year award for the second year but was 
nosed out by another who was Cum 
Laude!!! See, Sabu, you should have stayed in 
those Lang Gym study halls! Rib and I share 
pool lanes in swimming at the JCC, and wife 
Peggy keeps an eye on us both to be sure we 
come up for air. We all saw GDA beat 
Holderness for the ISL New England 
Championship, great game — and football is 
alive at GDA! Blessings be upon thee — 
NOW let's hear from YOU! 


Class or 1953 

William C. Pinkham 

760 Meadow Circle 

Estes Park, CO 80517-8409 

(970) 586-0992 

Left to right: Phil '53 and Julie Smith, Ginny and Dick '53 Marr, and 

Sallie and Bob '50 Comey 

Arthur Bartlett reports: "Missed 50th 
Reunion only because circumstances pre- 
vented. Still up here in the 'Lost Sierra' 
Mtns. m CA. Four feet of snow last nite. 
After a ski trip, Nancy and I will head off to 
Oro Valley, north of Tucson for 26 days of 
golf. Then back for some spring skiing. Miss 
you guys ol '53. Next time." 

Dick Marr finally retired from the educa- 
tion field last June, but he's not really re- 
tired... The October 27 issue of the 
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article reads, 
in part: "Sportswriter, the Patriot Ledger. 
Dean ot Students, Tabor Academy. College 
hockey referee. Commissioner, Cape Cod 
Baseball League. An eclectic career panel for 
students looking for guidance? Guess again. 
It's the resume of Richard T. Marr, who is 
now at the age of 67 busy setting up his 
Cape Cod law office." Dick earned his law 
degree at the age of 61, when many of us 
were racing toward our leisure years, and he 
now has a law office in Wellfleet. Somehow, 
Dick and his wife, Ginny, also manage to 
spend time in North Carolina at Fearrington 
Village, and see Phil and Julie Smith, who 
live right around the corner. 

Phil Smith writes that he and Julie are 
thrilled to have the Marrs as neighbors. He 
also divulged that Dick and Ginny s son is a 
professor at UNC, and they enjoy being 
close to their grandkids. Phil says there are 
more fall-outs from reunion, and that Bill 
and Cynthia King are joining the snow- 
birds, fleeing south for the first time this 
winter. Phil expects them to be houseguests 

enroute... a good excuse for a fun dinner 
party and some "very good stories." 

Windy Gale is pleased to join with Phil as 
our new Class Agent. The class reunion and 
visit to the campus got him excited to give a 
little something back to GDA. Our thanks 
to both Windy and Phil for taking this on. 
It's a lot of work, and important for the 
school and our class. Our thanks, also, to Bill 
Plumer for the hours and effort that he put 
in as Class Agent. He did a great job of rep- 
resenting us and contributing to the growth 
and success of GDA. 

As for the Pinkhams . . . Sue and I have been 
on the go since the first of the year. A week 
back in PA in early January for my oldest 
son's wedding. A good time was had by all, 
in spite of the coldest weather in years. Had 
a great time seeing our kids and grand kids. 
Skipped town before the real cold weather 
arrived and then headed to Yellowstone 
National Park for cross-country skiing. It's 
fabulous in the winter. We traveled 40+ 
miles by slowcoach (a halftrack with run- 
ners) to get to the Lodge, and enjoyed sever- 
al days with no TV, radio, or newspapers. 
The wildlife and the scenery are fantastic. A 
great getaway!! An hour after we got home, 
I had a short flight and abrupt landing when 
one of our goldens cut in front of me while 
I was running with the other on lead, so I'm 
nursing a sprained wrist and cracked rib. No 
skiing for a week or two... Bummer!! 

Best wishes to all. 

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ips Building, cross the brie 
bear right up the asphalt path. Cross the street and bear left at 
the "Y", walking between the white brick Frost Building on your 
left and the new Pescosolido Library on your right. 

You may make a small detour to view the plaque honoring Kil-ChunYi 
to the right of the library entrance. Kil-ChunYu, a student at theAcadem, 
in 1 884, was the first Korean national allowed out of his country to stud) 
in the West. A man of letters, he returned to his own land to become a 
renowned statesman, essayist, social reformer and educator. Kil-Chun Yu 
remains much honored and revered in Korea today. 


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Dining Hall circa 1961. • Phillips Hall, where the school community used to gather for lecture 
stories and other presentations. 

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Our tour begins in Phillips Building, todays hub of activity on the GDA campus, housing the Office 
of Admission, the Headmaster's and Deans' offices, a freshman boys' dormitory, the Jacob Dining 
Hall, and the business offices. 

The original building, constructed in 1936, remained nameless for two years before it was 
named to honor James Duncan Phillips, a loyal friend and member of the trust of the 
Academy from 1924-1954. A vice-president of Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company and 
an author of many books and pamphlets about local history, Phillips was devoted to the con- 
tinued success of the school. To this end, he was instrumental in convincing a young mas- 
ter at Deerfield Academy, Edward Eames, to become Headmaster of GDA in 1930. Eames, 
a 30-year-old graduate of Amherst College with a Master's degree in English from Harvard, 
I remained at the helm of GDA until 1959. 

Take a few moments to look around. You will note the folk art mural of campus recently 
created by Boston artist Sara Egan. It shows many of the buildings you will view on this 
tour. Walk down the hall into the Cobb Room where portraits of Jeremiah Dummer, 
British King George I, and James Duncan Phillips hang. If you pass through the walkway 
just past the admissions office, you may be able to sneak a peek into the Phillips Library 

which was donated by the Phillips family in the early 1990s and moved piece by piece from 

the family home in Topsfield to be reassembled here. 

The Phillips' name can be found on other buildings on campus also, such as the Duncan 
Phillips Health Center and Nanny B. Phillips dormitory. It should be noted that our first Head 
of School, Master Moody, taught Samuel Phillips whose family later founded Phillips Academy 
at Andover in 1778 and at Exeter in 1781. Samuel was, in all likelihood, at least a distant ances- 
tor of James Duncan Phillips. 

As you exit the front door of Phillips, turn directly around to note the temple front entryway typical 

of Greek Revival architecture of the 19th century and seen in many of the buildings on campus. Now 

look to your left to find a plaque among the shrubbery which reads, "The liberal deviseth liberal things and 

by liberal things shall he stand," a biblical quote from Isaiah 32:8 which Reverend Moses Parsons of Byfield 

Parish Church read on March 1, 1763, the official day of the Academy's founding. 

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Schoolhouse and Moody House once stood where the library now 
does. As you look at the vast playing fields in front of you, try to 
envision fields of fruit trees or rye, or perhaps grazing cattle and 
sheep, and remember that this land was once the farmland of the 
Dummer family. Follow the path around Frost until it joins the side- 
walk which runs parallel to the street behind the score boai 
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tion on Carter Circle, 1932. • Perkins Gymnasium, 1900. • Students and family with Master 
Perkins (third from left). 


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You may find it hard to believe that Perkins House, now a boys' dormitory, was initially constructed in 1887 as 
the Academy's first gymnasium while John W. Perkins served as headmaster. The former principal of Salem, 
Massachusetts High School, Perkins took responsibility for the farm and school buildings as well as the aca- 
demic program. Since the school was to become primarily a boarding school once again, girls were 
excluded. Tuition was $75 per year, with those from the town of Newbury charged one-third. By 1904, 
the price would go up to $600 per year, still a mere fraction of today's rates! 

Master Perkins' wife is credited with being the driving force behind the construction of the gym- 
nasium, working arduously to secure the necessary funds. Timber from the Headmaster's own 
land was said to be used by the builders. The gym was located then between what is now the 
Mathematics and Science Center and the Mansion House. It was moved in 1925 to the left 
of the Red Schoolhouse on Carter Circle, and found its current resting place in 1984. 

Thirty-eight years after the gymnasium's opening, and more than three decades after 
Headmaster and Mrs. Perkins left GDA, the couple returned to campus for the renaming 
of the building in their honor. Reportedly, former students from as far away as Japan con- 
tributed to the refurbishing of the building in their former preceptor's honor. 

The history of physical activities for students at GDA dates back to the school's beginnings 

when the boys were encouraged to swim in the Parker River. However, there are no 

accounts of structured classes or activities devoted to athletics until 1883 when the first 

baseball team was formed, 1884 when the first football team competed, and 1885 when a 

"roller polo" team first played. Teams in lacrosse and track were formed soon thereafter. In 

F1900, a golf club composed of faculty and boys was formed; they laid out the 
Quascacunquen course over stone walls, through swamps and briars. During these days, it 
was not uncommon for faculty - even the Headmaster - to play alongside students on all the 
school's teams. Two years later, basketball, a game invented in 1891 in Springfield, MA to pro- 
vide indoor exercise for youths during the frigid New England winters, arrived at GDA; the boys 
played their first game against Amesbury. One of our more famous athletes of the early 20th cen- 
tury was Booker T Washington Jr., Class of 1907, whose father was the author of Up From Slavery 
and president of Tuskegee Institute. The younger Washington played left halfback on the GDA foot- 
ball team and catcher for the baseball team. 

In the late 1800s, dancing classes were held on Thursday nights in the new gymnasium which was lit by 

kerosene lamps - electricity did not arrive on campus until 1 900 - and decorated for the events. At least one report 

in the school newspaper of the day notes that couples would disappear to the dark corners of the room, reappearing with 

"melted collars" and "dust raised." The ways of youth apparently change little over time! The article only laments that the 

best dancers were too often confined to their dorm rooms for misbehavior and unable to join these special occasions! 

In 1902, the boys of the Academy played their first 
basketball game against Amesbury. 




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Boynton Houu>& 

On your left, set back from the street, is a white clapboard house which has been home to many young stu- 
dents from Governor Dummer Academy since the early days of the Academy. Records indicate it was built 
in 1 764 by the Hale family to replace an earlier house - a tavern owned by Joseph Hale - pulled down 
that year. 

Deacon Joseph Hale and his son Daniel Hale resided in the home until 1837, serving on the 
Academy's Board of Trustees for a total of a half-century and taking much of the responsibility 
for the supervision of the farm. In addition, they boarded boys from the Academy, who report- 
edly tried their landlord's temper with their pranks and exuberance. An alumnus returning 
for a reunion in 1847 offered a toast to Daniel Hale: "The memory of Daniel Hale, Esq., 
who, although bored by boys for forty-five years, still for forty-five years unflinchingly took 
boys to board." The young men paid six shillings a week, the equivalent of $1.00. 

There still exists a copy of a receipt from 1775 for payment made by Brigadier General 
Preble for his son's room and board. The young man was one Edward Preble, a lad who 
once brought upon himself the wrath of Master Moody for some irascible behavior. Preble 
redeemed himself in later life when he became the commander of USS Constitution, the 
flagship of a seven-ship squadron which sailed against the Barbary Pirates. 

For Captain Preble's considerable accomplishments, the Navy has named six ships in his 
honor, the most recent USS Preble commissioned in Boston in 2002. If you visit the old 
Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, you can go aboard the old captain's USS Constitution — 
popularly known as "Old Ironsides" - and sample life as a sailor. 

But back to Boynton. Legend has it that a ghost has inhabited the building since even before 
the house was purchased by the Academy. It is said that this ghost is "unconventional," turning 
lights on and off and music up and down, but also providing comfort to those in need. There is 
one story of a guest who was cold in the night and awoke the next morning to find an extra blan- 
ket on top of him. 

Boynton House was purchased by the Academy in 1951. The house, perhaps 
residence, now provides warm and cozy housing for GDA girls. 

with ghost in 

The Boynton ghost may still inhabit the building to this day. 

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Phillips dormitory.The next building on your left is Moody House. 
After viewing Moody, turn around unless you decide to take a 
half-mile stroll down to the marshes and the Parker River. 

The falls of the river provided power for the first woolen mill, first cotton 
mill and first cut nails in this country, as well as for the saw mill and grist 
mill of Richard Dummer, grandfather of Lt. Gov. William Dummer. In 
1 632, Richard Dummer emigrated from England, soon building in Roxbury 
the first corn mill operated by water power in the Massachusetts colony. 

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Common Room Circa 1 950. • A former school entrance during the 1 970s and 80s. Mooc 
behind the former sign. Note the Milestone at the left edge of photo. 

Moody Holuh 

Imagine you are passing through Byfield on the Eastern Stage Coach Company from Boston. Right up the street in 
Newburyport, the company employs 287 horses to run its routes and 35 artisans to construct 20 carriages a year. It 
is 1821, and the electric trolley for local travel will not appear for nearly 70 years; the rail will not carry passen- 
gers on this route for another 20 years. Just one-quarter mile from the bridge crossing the river is Moody 
House, another clapboard structure built over 200 years ago in 1 800 during the preceptorship of Isaac 
Smith. Smith was the successor to Samuel Moody, first Master of the Academy. The original house, which 
served as a residence for Master Smith, was destroyed by fire in 1914 but rebuilt the following year to 
resemble its precursor. 

Master Moody, for whom the building is named, was not only in charge of educating the young boys 
of the Academy from 1763-1790, but also of the farm, tuition collection and expenses. A bachelor, 
the preceptor brought his brother Joseph to the Academy to take charge of managing the farm, the 
major source of revenue for the school, and boarding the boys and preceptor in Mansion House. 
Both Moodys were said to perform their duties well; the Master was reputed to be quite stern at 
times, though most felt he manifested "certain qualities of intellect, heart, and temperament, which 
made it comparatively easy for him to curb or to stimulate the youthful mind." 

And some of those minds became major players in the early years of this nation. Among Master 

Moody's charges were the future Senator Rufus King, a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional 

Convention in Philadelphia and an original signer of the Declaration of Independence; Chief 

Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Court Samuel Sewall and Theophilus Parsons, who was also 

the leading author of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780; Eliphalet Pearson, first head of 

Phillips Academy, Andover; Samuel Osgood, a delegate to the Continental Congress who was 

appointed First Postmaster General of the United States by President George Washington in 1789; 

Samuel Webber, president of Harvard College from 1806-10; and Wentworth Cheswell, a man of color 

who held several local government positions in New Hampshire and was considered a Revolutionary War 

hero for his all-night ride from Boston to warn his community of Portsmouth of the impending British 


If you walk further down Middle Road, you will come to the great expanses of marshes, and then to the Parker 
River, first called the Quascacunquen by the Native Americans, then the Newbury River and Oldtown River, before 
being named after Mr. Thomas Parker in 1697. Parker was a minister as well as a "first planter and pastor of ye church 
of Newbury and a learned schoolmaster." 

The river also provided a place for student "ablutions," since Master Moody considered "salubrious immersions" important to the 
well-being of his charges. Remember, the time was the 1 8th century, when indoor plumbing and running water were still far in the future. 
It would be the mid- 19th century before many of the wealthier homes had indoor bathing facilities. Most people in the Colonial period 
simply dipped in local streams or ponds. 

Many of Master Moody's charges became major players 
in the early history of this country. 

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street, , returning to the other side of the street at the crosswalk. As you 
near the corner, look across to the massive volcanic rocks, one of the 
most interesting geologic features of the area and a testament to a time 
millions of years ago when all the continents were connected. The 
tectonic plates were constantly shifting, causing volcanoes from deep 
within the earth to explode, and eventually making the continents break 
apart 180 million years ago. As old as the history of GDA may seem, it 
pales by comparison to the geologic history around us. 

At the corner, cross over halfway to the island, noting the memorial to 
Newbury veterans of World War I, many of whom were Academy 

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at the left corner of the Mansion House Lawn. Milestone at the left edge of photo. • T 
Milestone. Notice Parsons in the back and the trolley tracks in the foreground. • The r* 
circa 1900. 


You now stand in front of a large granite rock we refer to simply as "The Milestone." Commissioned by William 
Dummer's cousin John Dummer and created in 1708 by local gravestone carver John Hartshorn, the Milestone is 
a reminder of GDA's place in history and in New England. 

Milestones, doorstones and walkway stones were all commonplace in colonial America. They served useful 
purposes: to mark distances between towns; to provide a step into a house; and to provide a walkway to an 
entrance. However, the stones in Newburyport during this period share a unique distinction: their designs 
of abstract geometric patterns and human figures only can be found in Newbury, Massachusetts. 

Richard Dummer, great-grandfather of GDAs founder, first had a doorstone carved to be placed at his 

manor house which was constructed in 1640. Decorated with two carved upside down fleur-de-lis, 

it predates the first gravestone carved in New England in 1647. Some years later, Richard had 

another doorstone with fleur-de-lis carved to mark the date he first settled in Newbury, 1636. The 

fleur-de-lis motif derives from the Dummer coat of arms which also depicts a lion or griffin. Carved 

doorstones were part of a trend among the upper class in England at the time, though such designs 

were sometimes frowned on by Puritans in the British colonies here. 

Richard's grandson, John, who inherited his fathers estate, was instrumental in creating the new 
parish of Byfield in 1 70 1 . Though women could not vote, they could sign petitions, and the sig- 
nature of John's mother Elizabeth appears on the petition to form the new parish. The story is that 
both the Dummer family and the Sewall family wished the parish to be named for their families. 
The controversy was settled when Judge Nathanial Byfield, a member of the General Assembly 

called upon to settle the matter, suggested the parish be named for him in exchange for a gift from 


John Hartshorn, a carver who left Haverhill after his family was killed in an Indian raid, 
found his way to Byfield in 1708 and was commissioned to carve the first gravestones in the new 
parish. It was then that John Dummer hired him to carve a milestone to be placed on Bay Road. 

It is important to recall that the Bay Road (now Middle Road) was a major route of travel. Some say that 

by placing the milestone on his property, John Dummer was ensuring a prominent position for the 

Dummer family in the parish of Byfield. Perhaps it was his way of dealing with the parish being named for 

Judge Byfield rather than the Dummers. The double triangle design carved by Hartshorn mirrors the design on 

the 1636 doorstone of John's grandfather. As you can see, our Milestone reads: 

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denoting our position as five miles from Newburyport and 33 miles from Boston. According to historians, the marker is the oldest 
found on the Bay Road. The next milestone in Newbury, placed near the intersection of Middle Road and Orchard Street, has 
been missing for more than 150 years. Some contend it was used to construct a culvert on the road to Byfield Factory, manufac- 
turer of snuff. 

John Dummer hired John Hartshorn to carve this milestone, 

the oldest on the Bay Road. 

bu will see Mansion House on your left and the Little Red 
Schoolhouse across the street on your right. Walk a little further 
on the pathway to get a good front view of the Mansion House. 

No account of the Mansion House would be complete without noting 
that the Academy was not the first school on the premises. In fact, 
Madam Pierrepont, a sister to William Dummer, conducted a school for 
girls in the house (we have no account of boys attending). Records are 
scant and only indicate classes during the fall and winter of 1 761-62. 
Perhaps she was trying to raise funds for the erection of the school- 
house the following year, or getting a jumpstart on the Academy whil( 
waiting for the construction to be completed. 



as you walk through the Mansion House's front door. • The east side of Mansion House • The Mansion 
view, taken from the former location of the Red School House. 


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The grandeur of Mansion House remains today. This fine example of upper class colonial architecture was probably built by William 
Dummer in 1713 just after his father Jeremiah gave him 300 acres in Byfield. William, no doubt, had the summer home built in antici- 
pation of his marriage to Katharine Dudley on April 26 of the following year. His bride was daughter of Joseph Dudley, governor from 
1702 to 1715. Dummer himself was soon to be appointed lieutenant governor of the colony a position he would hold for the better part 
of 1716 to 1730, serving also as acting governor for at least six years during that period. 

According to legend, William Dummer carried his new bride on horseback in the front door and up the wide staircase of Mansion House 
on their wedding night. It is said that people still hear the horse's hooves on nights when there is a blue moon. The young couple took up 
summer residence in the house until the Lt. Governor's death at the age of 84 on October 10, 1761. He survived for longer than twice the 
average life expectancy of the time. 

The summer homes of the rich were still to be built in Newport and Saratoga, but the well-heeled such as the Dummers retreated to their 
country homes in the hot weather. During their summers in Byfield, the Dummers entertained eminent men and women of the era in the 
"wainscoted parlors and tapestried chambers" of the fine house, as one observer described it. With its Jacobean entranceway said to be 
unusual for the area, and set amid the shade of verdant trees, Mansion House provided a perfect setting for entertaining. In 1716, when 
Samuel Shute was appointed governor, he and John Leverett, president of Harvard College, were guests while traveling from Boston to 
Portsmouth. It was recorded in a local newspaper that the governor "was finely entertained" at the home of the lieutenant governor. Surely, 
the former governor, Joseph Dudley, his son Paul, the Attorney General, the Willards, the Savages, the Bradstreets, the Denisons, and many 
others of high repute in the Massachusetts Colony were also guests in the Mansion while William and Katharine resided there. 

Additions and repairs were made to the Mansion House in 1786, 1791, 1837, and during the years 1898-1900. Look for the stucco sec- 
tion of the house to the left of the front door, now mostly covered in ivy. On the side of this small addition is a small window below the 
chimney. Although the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1783 was the first in the country to ban slavery, nearly all men of property owned 
house slaves during the time of William Dummer. The room with the window is said to have been for "disciplinary purposes" for the slaves 
of Governor William Dummer. There are rumors of chains and iron rings bolted to the walls but, if they were once there, they no longer 
remain. In fact, our only evidence of slaves in the Mansion House comes from William's will in which he set his slaves free. 

There is a trap door under the flooring of a fireplace in the Mansion House. Over time the door was forgotten, but when it was rediscov- 
ered and opened many years later, a girl's body was found. This child may have been the daughter of Reverend Henry Durant, a Headmaster 
at the Academy from 1847-1849. It is said she died of scarlet fever and her father was too distraught to have her buried away from the 
house. Durant left GDA and moved to California during the Gold Rush, where he founded an academy in Oakland which later became 
the University of California. 

Mansion House served as a dormitory and master's residence from the time of Master Moody's arrival in 1763 until the construction of 
Moody House in 1800. Today, Mansion House is the home of the Academy's Headmaster and his family. Special guests to the school are 
still invited to enjoy the hospitality of the house. 

When the trap door was opened, the body of a dead gi)A was fo\ind. 


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Red Schoolhouse,as it would have appeared during Master Moody's time T be I Bnosh flag W '" die 

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F\ . V Schoolhouse after it was moved and reconstructed in 1938 between ftoody and Perk.ns. 

LUMjl Rod SchoolhouAd 

Look up to the roof of this one-room schoolhouse and you might even be able to imagine that the large bell is ring- 
ing and classes will soon begin. Now peek in the windows to view the children's desks, some with slates just await- 
ing dictation. The schoolmaster's desk is at one end, where he can keep an eagle eye on the young men in his 
charge. The beautiful weather outside may beckon, but now it is time for study 

In February of 1763, the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War and granted all the 

land east of the Mississippi to the British, was signed. On March 1, less than three weeks later, another 

chapter in history was written when the schoolhouse opened its doors to students for the first time. 

A plain 20-foot square one story building, it remained for many years part of the carriage house 

between the farmhouse and barn. The money for its construction came from the rental of the 

Mansion House to Captain Joseph Hale after Lt. Governor Dummer's death. The schoolhouse 

has always been red, some believe a tribute to the crimson school colors of Harvard College 

where so many early Academy students went on to study. 

More should now be said about the first Head of the new school, Master Samuel Moody. 
Though his family was from Newbury, Moody came to the new school from his post at a 
school in York, Maine. He was known to be strict with his charges, but his philosophy of edu- 
cation strayed from the norm of the day. Instead of insisting on silence in the classroom, which 
he thought could be more distracting than noise, he encouraged his students to study aloud. 
The course of study concentrated on Latin in deference to Master Moody's belief that a solid 
classical education in the ancient language would best prepare the boys to learn any subject in 
the future. It wouldn't be until 1836, under the new master, Nehemiah Cleaveland, that an 
English department would be added to the classical curriculum at the Academy. However, it 
should be noted that a classical education included more than the study of Latin: English gram- 
mar and reading, proper oratory, geometry, geography, logic, ethics and "evidences of 
Christianity" were all part of a Dummer education as early as 1819, as recorded in the "Bye Laws 
and Regulations" drafted that year. 

Students, except those from Byfield, were charged a moderate tuition in addition to boarding costs. 

Master Moody's boys came from all walks of life and, although many went on to college, others 

farmed, went to sea, or entered other professions directly after leaving the school. What is indisputable 

is that a vast number of his graduates went on to make their mark in society, assuming important roles in 

the new country. Perhaps that is in part due to his constant encouragement to students to trust in their own 

abilities. His favorite expression, repeated often, was Crede quodpossis et potes, Believe that which you might be 

able and you are able. 

With the school's rapid expansion, a new schoolhouse was soon built which is known now as Fleak House and sits on 
Old Elm Road just behind the Red Schoolhouse. Because of its minimal use after the construction of the second schoolhouse, 
the original schoolhouse was put up for sale during the 1800s; luckily, the sale was never completed. In 1938, Reverend Tilley Morse 
gave funds for the reconstruction of the Little Red Schoolhouse. The designer was William Graves Perry, the same architect selected 
to reconstruct Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Sally Moody Cook, great-great grandniece of Master Moody, made the formal ded- 
ication of the refurbished building. 

Instead of insisting on silence in the classroom, Master Moody 
encouraged his students to study aloud. 


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•The goalie tends to the net in. the late 1 9,50s. »The GDA goalie blocks the shot to win the gam 
vs Brooks. • Aerial shot of the rink, photograph taken west of Parsons Schoolhouse. 

Ingham RZnk 

After crossing the footbridge over Elm Street, you will see the backs of two dormitories ahead. 
To your right, however, is a large open space of grass. Now imagine you are a young man in 
1932, full of energy you need to expend outside the classroom! 

Indeed, the Academy students were sparked in those days to improve the athletic facilities of 
their school. This burst of initiative led to the construction of a second hockey rink in the 
low land in back of Ingham House. The boys are reported to have spent their athletic peri- 
ods every afternoon between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays constructing an earthen 
dam 80 feet long and five feet high. It is probably not surprising to note that girls' hockey 
at GDA was still 50 years away! 

The Ingham Rink was the first of many impressive student-generated projects at GDA. 
During the same year, the school's seniors dug 900 feet of ditches to give proper drainage 
to Morse Field. Then, in the fall of 1933, another group of boys made necessary prepara- 
tions for the new board running track, 16 laps for a mile. Once again, every member of the 
senior class took responsibility for the completion of this project. 

The boys spent their athletic periods constructing an earthen 

dam 80 feet long and five feet high. 


• Parsons in mid- 1 900s. • After a devastating fire to the rear of the structure in 1 940, students 
assembled a Fire Brigade with two engines, 'The Red Wing," a loan from Salisbury, and another, 
a gift from Phillips Academy, Andover. 

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Just as the little Red Schoolhouse was soon outgrown by the Academy, so too was the second schoolhouse, 

now called Fleak House. When Mr. Samuel Adams (no apparent relation to the Revolutionary hero of 

the same name) was elected Preceptor of GDA in 1819, he accepted the post only on condition that 

suitable repair and improvement be made to campus buildings and that his offered salary be 

increased. If, after a year's time, he and the Trustees were satisfied with the situation, he would 

continue in his position. 

Adams, a native of Rowley and a graduate of Harvard, had opened a private school in Salem 

where he had taught for several years before returning to his hometown. Back at home, he 

married, built a house and successfully entered the business of shoe manufacturing. He was 

well-regarded as a man of education and accomplishment when he was appointed Head of 

the Academy. At the time, he was also a member-elect of the Massachusetts Senate. 

The board agreed to Adams' demands and work commenced. The largest project was the 
building of a new schoolhouse, which you now see in front of you. At first, it was placed 
in the center of the Mansion House lawn, with the bell tower facing the road. Since then, 
it has been moved seven times and burned down at least three. 

The building was named in 1905 after the Reverend Moses Parsons, an overseer of the 
Academy appointed by William Dummer in his will. Reverend Parsons was also the min- 
ister in Byfield who lent his oratory skills to the opening ceremonies at the school in 1763. 
It was he who offered the reading from Isaiah 32:8 which appears on the plaque outside 
Phillips. Moreover, it was his son Theophilus Parsons who attended the Academy, later was 
the leading author of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, served as Chief Justice of the 
Massachusetts Supreme Court, and helped author the Bill of Rights. It is interesting to note that 
for more than six years, while John Quincy Adams clerked in Theophilus Parsons' law office in 
Newburyport, the future sixth president of the United States penned the Trustees' records of the 
Academy's affairs. This was perhaps a favor to his mentor's father who was then a member of the 

Be sure to look carefully at the architectural details on Parsons. The cupola and portico with Doric columns, 
along with the square corner piece detail on the upper story, are typical of the Greek Revival style so popular 
in early American architecture. Perhaps it was these features that influenced Theodore Roosevelt to deliver a cam- 
paign speech in front of Parsons during his tour through Newbury in 1902. 

While future President John Quincy Adams clerked in Theophilus Parsons' law 
office in Newburyport, he scribed the notes of the Trustees of the Academy. 

iter viewing Parsons, turn to your left, taking the left fork of the 

>ath. The white clapboard building in front of you is Commons. 

kfter reading about Commons, continue on the path (Mansion 

House is now on your left) and head back to the quad at Phillips. 

You are back where you began. We hope you enjoyed the tour. 

Please come back soon. 




Commons Dining Hall circa 1 905* The Class of 1901 in front of the Commons. Women were 

admitted to the Academy off and on from 1 872- 1 904. 


Commons was built in 1 836 during the preceptorship of Nehemiah Cleaveland. It was Cleaveland's hope that the new building 
would not only provide more facilities for boarding students, but that it would also allow for the hiring of a permanent assistant. 
Using $2000-3000 for the construction seemed a good use of the Academy's funds. The trustees had further plans. They sug- 
gested that an English Department be formed and an English teacher hired to expand the curriculum beyond the classical study 
of Latin. The experiment turned out to be a financial disaster within three years, causing Cleaveland to resign. The school tried 
to recoup some of its losses by charging partial tuition to local students for the first time, an initiative which caused frayed town- 
gown relations for many years. 

But back to Commons. The structure was used for Mr. Cleaveland's temporary use while "modern conveniences" were installed 
in Mansion House. The boys continued boarding in Mansion House until the renovations were complete. Then the Headmaster 
moved back into the Mansion House and the boys took over residence in Commons. 

In 1836, a carriage house was built with the original structure in 1836, of which the east end still remains. The transverse wing 
was added in 1884, a dining hall and more bedrooms in 1889, a section on the eastern end in 1906, and a porte-cochere (now 
a porch) between 1908 and 1910. 

Commons provided dormitory space well into the next century. However, not without incident. On a cold winter morning in 
1913, a fire broke out. While students and faculty were busy dousing the flames, a janitor was found lighting the kitchen range. 
His explanation? He decided that there were enough people fighting the fire, but the students would be hungry soon, and there 
would be no breakfast without a hot stove. Breakfast was served on time! 

Perhaps now is a good time to offer a thumbnail sketch of the history of women at Governor Dummer Academy. Most girls in 
the 19th century were not given the same education available to boys. That said, in 1806, a seminary for women was founded 
in Byfield in the Sleigh meetinghouse. Though it lasted a scant 1 5 years, the seminary schooled girls who became well-known 
figures of their day, including Mary Lyons, the founder of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1836, the first college in America 
specifically for women. 

Co-education seemed to come later, though there are some conflicting stories of local girls attending as day students during some 
of the earliest years of the Academy. Then, under the preceptorship of Reverend Ebenezer Greenleaf Parsons, the trustees of the 
Academy voted in 1872 to admit girls at the full tuition charge. Mrs. Parsons became superintendent of the girls. 

Ten years later, when John W. Perkins became Head of the Academy, he returned the school to its earlier position as a "home" 
school with many of the boys living on campus under his care. With this initiative, girls were no longer admitted. 

Then in 1896, Perley Leonard Home took over as Master of the Academy. In his first year, the school enrolled 20 boys, eight of 
them boarding. By 1901, 46 boys were enrolled, half of them boarders, while 21 local girls attended as day students. A short three 
years later, girls were again denied entrance, this time until 1971! However, for the last three decades, girls have made up close to 
50 percent of the classes at GDA. 

Students and faculty were busy dousing the flames, 
while a janitor was found lighting the kitchen range. 

The research, writing, and design for this 

walking tour of Governor Dummer Academy 

was the work of Tyler Collins, Class of 2003, Jay Ruais, Class of 2004, 

and the Academy's Communications Department. 

Information and photographs courtesy of the GDA Archives in the Pescosolido Library. 

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Class of 1954 

Ambassador Michael B. Smith 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101-1826 

(703) 351-6940 

50th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

Howie Clarke writes that Ann and he final- 
ly got to China and Taiwan in October, 
notwithstanding the earlier delays caused by 
SARS. Howie said that having his Mandarin 
training while in the Navy helped, but given 
the fact that such training was 44 years ago, 
he was a tad rusty! They will be at the 

Dick Michelson writes that mountaineer- 
ing, traveling, and building houses for 
Habitat for Humanity remain significant ac- 
tivities. One of Dick's recent trips was to 
Bhutan which he said was very special. Dick 
will be at the 50th. 

Dave Ellis reported that, despite retiring in 
December 2002, he keeps quite busy work- 
ing for the Boston Foundation and the MIT 
Museum as well as consulting primarily in 
Brazil, plus four grandchildren in nearby 
Durham. Marion and he have built a new 
home on Great Bay in Newmarket, NH.The 
Ellises will be at the Reunion in June. 

Dodd Miles has challenged all his classmates 
- for every 1954er who donates $100 or 
more to GDA in 2004, our Reunion Year, 
Dodd will add $200 to that contribution! 
What a great challenge for our 50th! Let's 
get those checkbooks out! 

Gardiner White dropped a line to say the 
Whites are looking forward to Byfield in 
June. He's still driving cars to Florida, hav- 
ing made eight trips this year with three 
more to go. On one of those car safaris last 
February, Gardiner hooked up with Bob 
Fish (excuse the pun) in Stuart, Florida. 

Dick Moore reports that his daughter gave 
birth to triplets on December 10th - 
Charlotte, Andres and Hayden! 

David Moore reports: "My wife, Adrienne, 

and I send our greetings to all at Governor 
Dummer Academy, and especially to mem- 
bers of the Class of '54. We are currently liv- 
ing in 'active retirement' in our residence of 
32 years in a Planned Unit Development 
(PUD) known as 'Twin Rivers', located mid- 
way between New York and Philadelphia. 
We have two grown sons, Daniel and 
Damon, both of whom live with us as they 
are getting a start in life. Credit Art Sager in 
giving me a lifelong interest in choral music. 
I have since sung in many groups located in 
New England, the deep south, the far 
Northeast, and even in Ontario Province in 
Southern Canada, where I took a Master's 
Degree in Psychology at the University of 
Waterloo. Currently I'm a member of the 
choir and handbell choir at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Hightstown, an ac- 
tivity that I thoroughly enjoy. We'll be look- 
ing forward to attending the upcoming 50th 
reunion at the Academy, and in seeing old 
friends at that time." 

Your Class Secretary has been "given the op- 
portunity" by brother Pew to pull together a 
Reunion Book. Hopefully, you have all re- 
ceived the two-part questionnaires and re- 
turned them in time for inclusion in the 
book. Our older son, Devereux, is at The 
Kent School and prospering, while our 
younger boy, Christian, continues at the 
French International School. Deborah and I 
will be at the Reunion. 

"AC" and his wife built a house on the 
Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and 
spend much of their time there. Eighteen 
months ago, "AC" had prostate surgery 
which was very successful. 


Class of 1955 

George O. Gardner, III 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720-3912 

(978) 263-3052 

Don Hicks retired from 25 years of adver- 
tising agency ownership six years ago. He 
now has seven grandchildren, including 19- 
month-old triplets, all living within walking 
distance. He says he is very busy being a 
helpful grandparent and enjoying every 
minute of it. 

Frank Walcott lives in Essex, CT and still 
works as an investment advisor. He has re- 
cently seen Colin Curtis and Tom Wende. 

A. C. Hubbard's three children and five 
grandchildren live within two minutes of 
him and his wife in Baltimore. Ten years ago, 


Class of 1956 

James Dean, III 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 

Bob Conklin writes that he continues to 
enjoy managing his book publishing business 
and will do so for another three years, then 
sell it and retire. He is balancing this work 
with a week away each month at his beach 
house on the Oregon coast, then six to eight 
weeks traveling, usually to Italy. 

Arthur Balser states that he has cut back on 
his work schedule since last June to enjoy the 
summer with his wife, the fall football games 
and the winter college hockey. Last autumn, 
they took their youngest son, Dana, on an 
exciting trip to Australia, visiting Sydney and 
the North Coast of New South Wales. 
Much travel is in their future. 

Jim Dean notes that Dianne and he became 
grandparents for the second time on June 17, 
2003 to their son's and daughter-in-law's lit- 
tle boy, Ollie. 

After being ill for some period of time, Don 
Dunsford passed away in December of 
2003, much to the sadness of his family and 
friends. His faithful friend John Wilson flew 
to California to attend the funeral and to 
console Don's family. John was a willing 
representative of the Class of 1956 at this sad 
occasion. Thank you. 

Frank Graf writes that he and his wife have 
enjoyed the company of their granddaugh- 
ter, Abby Steward (daughter of Jenny Class 
of 1981 GDA and Chris Steward). Frank 
says that he enjoys the care of patients but 
fears for the system as a -whole. He sends his 
best to his GDA classmates for 2004. 

Tony Miller notes that the 1956 Class 
Summer Reunion of '03 in England was a 
distinct pleasure for him and his wife, Susan. 
He sends his regards to all the class. 

Latham Nichols says that he has finally ful- 
ly retired from his small engine repair busi- 

The Archon so Spring 2004 37 





ness in Barrington, NH and moved to his 
present address ot: A. Latham Nichols, 53 
Crystal Shore Road, Wolfeboro, NH 03894. 


Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, HI 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

Jeff Fitts reports: "We now have three 
grandchildren. If you think your kids were 
expensive — you gotta try grandkids! My 
wife Sandy and I have been become snow- 
birds now, wintering in Sarasota, summers 
back to Framingham and NH weekends. 
Still involved in the insurance agency but 
our kids and cousins now run it. Best re- 
gards to all classmates." 

Peter Cadigan is enjoying life in the 
Northwest - only one of four offspring still 
at home. Grappling with major issue and 
decisions. Medicare Past BC(?) Long Term 
Care Insurance (?) and other overwhelming 
questions of great impact. 

I got a nice note from Kathy Parker inform- 
ing us that Tom has retired after 37 years in 
the forms business and is actually playing Mr. 
Mom and doing it well. Tom has two older 
kids with three grandchildren and he and 
Kathy have a 14-year-old "teenage rocker" 
keeping them thinking young. 

As I sit in my office emailing this letter to 
Sandy Keyes, GDA's infinitely patient 
Alumni Secretary, I hear the backup beeps of 
the plows clearing the parking lot after a par- 
ticularly nasty six inches of snow followed by 
sleet and rain - at 28 degrees. So I open my 
GDA file and on top is a note from Obie 
Obetz about completing his move to Naples 
(certainly not Maine), another from Skip 
Dickerson in Mexico (again, not Maine), 
Geoff Fitts in Sarasota and Tom Chalfont 
in Alabama. I really feel bad you guys are not 
enjoying the four seasons up here in New 
England. We have winter from November to 
March, mud season until July 4th (summer), 
then fall and winter again. The Patriots made 
it all worthwhile. They just had an awesome 
year. And, of course, this is the year the Red 
Sox win it all. I promise! 

Steve Correll has had some health problems 
and is looking at a kidney transplant once a 
nasty infection in his foot clears up. His wife, 
meanwhile, is teaching/speaking in India 
and Italy and singing with the Gainesville 
Chorus in Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and 
Budapest this summer. I am fairly confident 
none of those locations is in Maine. Good 
luck, Steve, and get well! 

Received a long and very interesting letter 
from Skip Dickerson who actually lives on 
the Cape most of the time, with winters in 
Mexico and The Turks (just east of 
Millinocket, I'm told). Skip has seven grand- 
children, tying him with your Secretary tem- 
porarily as he will add another in May. I am 
retiring from the grandfathering business, 
thanks to a virtual epidemic of vasectomies 
amongst my kids. (Thought you'd like to 
know) . 

I gotta tell ya, one of the many highlights of 
my highly paid position of Class Secretary is 
hearing from folks that I had, well, I admit it, 
forgotten about. How about John 
Richards? John was excused from his stud- 
ies by the Grey Stick in 1956, graduated 
from high school and finished his degree at 
UNC Chapel Hill in three years! John has 
been married for 38 years on the 28/10 plan, 
generating five kids and living in Chatham, 
New Jersey. He promises to fill in the details 
in his next letter, exactly 47 years hence. 

Well, I gotta go home and shovel. Let me 
hear from you. I always say nice things in The 
Archon, even if you don't deserve it! 


Class of 1958 

Ralph E. Ardiffjr. 

238 Conant Street 

Daiwers.MA 01923-2528 

(978) 774-3336 

rardiff@ardiffblake. com 

Despite the fact that many of us are ap- 
proaching retirement, the Class of 1958 still 
seems to be quite active. 

Mike Dunsford reports from Lake Tahoe 
that he is still in commercial real estate and is 
doing quite well with all of the planned re- 
sort development taking place which caters 
to the skiing and golfing desires of the afflu- 
ent. Mike still skis and hikes and most re- 

cently did a three-day trek into the Hoover 
Wilderness Area off Tioga Pass in Yosemite 
National Park. Mike is also hoping that his 
grandson, Keaton, will be attending GDA in 
another 10 or 12 years, assuming that his 
Uncle Nuffy comes through with the tuition 

Nuff Withington reports no changes in his 
life, but is threatening to join another class if 
I do not generate more interesting news in 
the future. Nuff reports that he is still mar- 
ried to the same woman, has the same job 
and is still hopeful that the Red Sox will 'win 
the World Series one year. With news like 
that, maybe we should move Nuff on to a 
different class. 

Ken Weene is living in Arizona and is 
working on a new novel, Widow's Walk, and 
is eagerly looking for a publisher. Ken just 
returned from New Zealand, a paradise 
which he finds in many ways reminiscent of 
the Byfield area of 1958. 

Don Gray retired from the auction business 
in 2000 and traveled extensively through 
China, Taiwan, Europe and elsewhere and 
even bought a summer home in Nova 
Scotia. After a couple of years of retirement, 
he bought the Sandwich Auction House on 
Cape Cod where he specializes in exquisite 
antiques and decorative arts. He will soon 
be retiring again as one of his sons takes over 
the auction house. 

Fred Sayles is enjoying his retirement 
which, in Fred's case, means that he is work- 
ing four to five days a week at the Woods 
Hole Oceanographic Institute. He is think- 
ing about working even less and beginning 
to travel a little more. His daughter, Jen, was 
married last year under towering redwoods 
in Santa Cruz, CA. He spent a little time ex- 
ploring the northern California and Oregon 
coasts after the wedding. You may recall that 
Fred earned his doctorate in oceanic geolo- 
gy or some such thing at Berkeley many 
years ago. 

Jim and Claudette Main still travel exten- 
sively as part of their work in the travel busi- 
ness, although it appears that Jim's travel back 
and forth to the Far East has diminished. 

I am still living in Danvers and continue to 
practice real estate law, although I think that 
I will begin to spend a little bit more time 

38 The Archon @" Spring 2004 

Mike Dunsford '58 with his grandson Keaton, who is 

sporting a GDA sweatshirt. 

golfing, skiing, riding my bicycle, and inter- 
acting with my three grandchildren, who 
also live in Danvers. I participate each year 
(third year coming up) in the Pan-Mass 
Challenge, which is a 192-mile, two-day 
bike ride for the Jimmy Fund from 
Sturbridge to Provincetown. Staying in 
shape seems to be a little bit more of a strug- 
gle each year. Have any of you noticed that 
as well? 

Keep those cards and letters and emails com- 

JL ; ' 


Class of 1959 

Mi rick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 569-4812 

45th Class Reunion 

June 11,12, 13 2004 

Walter Cannon is "working too hard in 
general and thoracic surgery" at the Palo 
Alto Clinic at Stanford Medical Center, but 
he still loves the job. "Our four kids are now 
all on their own so the home is very empty. 
My aviation interests continue. I flew in the 
Western Region Gliding Championships last 
summer and was 4th. "I still know how to do 

it." He is also restoring 
a large vintage glider. 
"Great fun!!!" 

Bill Whiting writes 
that after retiring a few 
years ago with 35 years 
in the telephone indus- 
try, he has gone back to 
work a couple days a 
■week at the Mass. 
Audubon Wildlife 

Sanctuary in Topsfield. 
He works outside tak- 
ing care ot the property 
and leading some na- 
ture walks. In his spare 
time he volunteers on 
conservation groups 
and is Chair of 
Topsfield's Cable TV 
and Web Committees. 
He is learning about 
digital video with a local group that is pro- 
ducing an ambitious series of nature shows 
for cable TV to be shown in 25 local com- 
munities. His wife Bobbi is still the Finance 
and Operations Officer tor Shore Country 
Day where Bill's father was headmaster 
when we were at GDA. "She works to sup- 
port my hobbies." 

Jim Foley sent greetings from Albion, 
Maine. He has contracted for another seven 
weeks at Camp Caribou as an NRA 
Certified Instructor on the rifle range. 
He recently had a nice visit from Peter 
Bragdon. "Good snowmobiling weather - 
but COLD!" 

B.P. Marsh writes from across the pond that 
he is still working four days a week running 
the Marsh Christian Trust (a grant-making 
body) and B.P. Marsh & Partners (a develop- 
ment capital company). He has recently sold 
a substantial investment in NJ but still holds 
his principal US holding in San Francisco. 
None of his children is yet married and he 
and his wife still live in London and Kent. 
During the year he has had visits from John 
Catlett and Robert Dietz and he visited 
Topper Terhune at his house in St. Martin. 

Finally John Catlett emailed me his annual 
holiday letter, which I will summarize. His 
three-year stint working in India for Rupert 
Murdoch's Star Group has come to an end. 
His job had been to start and grow a private 
radio group to compete with the stations 

run by the publishers of The Times of India. 
As CEO, he grew the Radio City group to 
four stations that could claim to have the 
largest audience in the country. His depar- 
ture date had been moved up, "preponed" as 
they say in India, because the government 
was beginning to complain about Star's for- 
eign influences on the media scene. It seems 
that India still has an issue with self-determi- 
nation. John was able to come home the 
long way via Hong Kong, Sydney, Los 
Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago to New 
York and then on to London. In every city 
he stopped to see friends, track down leads 
for a new job and/or stay with relatives. 
(Anyone know of a need for a seasoned me- 
dia executive?) While still in India, John went 
to Nepal for the fiftieth anniversary of 
Hillary's conquest of Mt. Everest which he 
visited - from an airplane. He loves spending 
time in both New York and London since he 
has apartments and gym memberships in 
both cities. His London apartment is just 
above Brian Marsh's home in South 
Kensington. He had hoped to stay on with 
News Corporation to consolidate manage- 
ment of all of Rupert Murdoch's radio in- 
terest worldwide but that did not happen. 
No matter where else in the world he finds 
a new job, John says that he knows he "will 
not find more of a challenge or brighter, 
more energetic people to work with than in 
India. I don't miss the spicy food or the side- 
by-side juxtaposition of wealth and poverty." 


Class of 1960 

folin C. Ehcell 

266 High Street 

Newbnryport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8149 


I didn't receive much in the way of news 
from classmates this time. Perhaps it was too 
cold for some to venture outdoors to mail 
the postcards. You can always email me at Don't even have to 
leave the house to do that! 

I heard from Don Alexander who contin- 
ues to enjoy being a judge on the Maine 
Supreme Judicial Court. He finds that the 
wide variety of cases keeps his mind alert. In 
addition to his court work, Don has taught 
for over 20 years in the Trial Advocacy 
Program at the Harvard Law School. Last 

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about being a student at 
GDA? Pass it on. 

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ass notes 

Jim Deveney '60 
and wife Sharon 

"Looking back, I realize that 
GDA meant so much to me at 
that time in my growth as a per- 
son, that it was an automatic to 
include the Academy in my 
will/estate plan. My years in 
Byfield, and especially my re- 
membrances of top flight Master 
Educators who really knew how 
to mold young men, are still very 
vivid. Now, as a Trustee and a 
frequent visitor to campus, I 
sense the same atmosphere and 
witness some of the same rela- 
tionships that we were lucky 
enough to experience over 40 
years ago. What a school!" 

To make a Planned Gift to GDA, contact Peter Bragdon 
at (603) 773-5985 or 

year he published his second book, Maine 
Appellate Practice. Don's wife, Barbara, is a 
successful utility lawyer, focusing her nation- 
wide practice on consumer protection issues. 
Their son Philip is a graduate of the 
University of Southern Maine and an officer 
with the Wells, Maine Police Department, 
while daughter Katherine is in the dental 
hygiene program at the University of Maine. 
Don sees GDA quite frequently as he visits 
his mother every two weeks in Rowley, MA. 
By the time you have read this piece, Don's 

mother will have celebrated her 100th birth- 
day. Now that is something to celebrate! 
Good to hear from you, Don, and remember 
you can always use our home as a stopover 
when you come to Massachusetts. 

I saw Bill Vose during the summer at Vose 
Galleries on Newbury Street in Boston. If 
you are in the area, I encourage you to stop 
by the Vose Gallery and view some of the 
beautiful art work that Bill has available. Vose 
Galleries has the largest collection of art 
pieces for sale of any gallery in the Boston 

Norm Kalat emailed that he is still alive al- 
though he hasn't spent much time corre- 
sponding. He sent along a picture of him 
and his dog Delia at the top of Mt. Wheeler 
in New Mexico. (Norm looked great in the 
picture, but Delia looked tired!) This year 
Norm became the grandfather of twins, 
Hunter & Susan, who complement Jackson, 
their first grandson. Norm also had a chance 
to drive the Alcan Highway from Anchorage 
to Prescott, AZ, which he reports was 
spectacular. Perhaps an understatement, but 
Norm reports that he is enjoying retirement. 
I am impressed . . . Keep in touch with us, 
Norm. If you are ever in the area, stop by 
266 High Street in the 'Port' city. 

Jim Deveney writes that he is having a great 
time as a trustee at GDA. He is proud of the 
success of the fall athletic teams with three 
New England Championships. Jim serves 
on several committees and really enjoys "be- 
ing back" on campus. Jim reminded me that 
our 45th reunion is but one year away. How 
time flies... never too early to start making 
plans to attend in June of 2005. 

Greg Myer, that fountain of perennial youth 
and optimism, writes that their six-year-old, 
Bryce, entered kindergarten at the Pinellas 
County Jewish Day School and was the star 
of the talent show by singing the Israeli 
National Anthem in Hebrew. (Now class- 
mates.. .Bryce must take after his mom, as I 
still remember Greg in Art Sager's public 
speaking course.) Greg and his wife Joan 
have sold their three rental homes and now 
have their primary home for sale. Recently, 
Greg was again hired by Busch Gardens in 
Tampa working in the culinary department 
after playing the part of a puppeteer in 

Howl-O-Scream. Greg reports that he loved 
the job of scaring everyone. In January, Greg 
and family were off to Beech Mountain to 
try some skiing. . . the first time for Greg. I 
will be interested in hearing about his es- 
capades on the slopes where Bryce has al- 
ready mastered the mountain. Greg seems to 
be growing younger with each report. 

How about the rest of you classmates? What 
are you up to? Send me your news, happen- 
ings, milestones. . .1 need some good copy for 
the next issue of The Archon. 

I have been busy with projects at Maple 
Crest Farm in West Newbury. I will be 
planting another 750 - 1000 little future 
Christmas trees in the spring along with 
blueberry and raspberry bushes and a field of 
strawberry plants. I also am doing some ed- 
ucational consulting and teacher training 
which I love. Our youngest son, Jon, is get- 
ting married in May. He and his future 
wife, Melinda, have bought a house in 
the Springfield, Mass area. Our oldest son, 
Che, and his wife Jacki are the proud parents 
of a little girl, Ashley, born in January. In 
November, I joined five of my Byfield bud- 
dies as we drove six 14-ton Army bridge 
trucks to Florida. A friend had bought them 
from the military surplus auction in 
Limestone, Maine and wanted to take them 
to his place in Romeo, Florida. We made it 
the whole way without being stopped or 
questioned. In fact, in some states the police 
gave us the thumbs up and, while changing 
a tire in South Carolina, a military helicop- 
ter flew over and the pilot waved to us! It 
was an adventure. . .to say the least! With that 
news, I will close by reminding you that the 
porch light is always on for you at 266 High 
Street in Newburyport. I do hope that I will 
hear from many more of you in time for the 
next issue of The Archon. 


Class of 1961 

Secretary needed 

Alan Booth reports: "I lost my wife Lorine 
in September '02 to cancer after 34 years of 
marriage. Have now moved permanently to 
Tucson, AZ where we had a second home 
for six years since I retired. Going to Maui 

40 TlwArclw 

Spring 2004 

Norman Kalat '60 with dog Delia at the top of Mt. Wheeler in 

New Mexico. 

for Christmas with my two daughters for a 
non-traditional holiday. My new address is 
2291 E. Placida Sin Muerte, Tucson, AZ 
85718 (520) 531-8022." 

Peter Boynton has six grandchildren that 
"keep me hopping! My work at the Federal 
Corporation for National and Community 
Service goes well. President Bush loves us, 
so we are riding high despite AmeriCorps 
problems last year. Just signed up for three 
more years as Senior Program officer with 
the senior corps." 


Class of 1962 

Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

A special treat for me that came out of the 
40th reunion was reconnecting with Jim 
Deveney '60. My wife, Karen, and I enjoyed 
a couple of days with Jim and his wife, 
Sharon in San Francisco recently. Jim hasn't 
missed a beat in his athletic prowess by re- 
placing accomplishments in soccer, hockey 
and baseball with golf, golf and golf. At the 
time of this edition of The Archon, Jim is 
playing in the 51st Bermuda Goodwill Golf 

Sometimes we have to dig out old memories 
since, for some of us, the old ones may be 
starting to fade. Who could ever forget Peter 

B at the top of the aca- 
demic ladder - he still is. 
David Lorenson, noted 
at graduation for his per- 
severance, hard 'work and 
good spirit, has devel- 
oped expertise in tech- 
nology, intellectual prop- 
erty, internet privacy and 
security issues. Andy 
Whittemore continues 
to be one of my personal 
heroes in his role as the 
Chief Medical Officer at 
Brigham and Women's in 

It was a distinct pleasure 
for me to see John 
Tarbell and Charlie 
Pyne in one three-day 
period last summer on 
Long Island and Block Island. John, while 
looking as fit as ever after earning his black 
belt inTae Qwon Doe, tries to keep up with 
daughter, Liza, age 9! I spent a few days as 
John and Anne's guest at their home in 
Remsenberg, LI doing my best Spiderman 
impersonations. Charlie and his wife Betsy 
seem to maintain an active lifestyle with a 
sidelight hobby of visiting state capitals. 

We discovered at the 40th Reunion that at 
the core of our experiences at GDA were 
lasting friendships. It is sad that geography 
and many of life's intervening circumstances 
break up the possibility for these connec- 
tions to be reinforced on a regular basis. 

A sad note in the wake of the recent holidays 
came with news that Peter Entwistle had 
died in mid December from a heart attack. 
Peter had had a prior attack in 1999. He had 
been in progressively poor health over the 
last few years. John Tarbell and I had been in 
touch with Tizzie and Peter in 2002 during 
our reunion sweep. Tizzie was most grateful 
for the contact. Subsequently I have sent out 
email addresses and snail mail information 
for those of you who might like to send 
Tizzie and their children, Rebecca and Tom, 
some of your remembrances about Peter 
during his year as an ESU student at GDA. 

John writes: "It was with sadness that Tom 
and I learned from Ham Agnew that Peter 
Entwistle had passed away before 
Christmas, losing ground to heart problems 
that he had fought through several years ago, 

according to his wife Tizzie. My immediate 
reaction was gratitude that we had seen Peter 
at the reunion, and that we had a chance to 
renew our friendship with our gracious and 
charming 'Limey', as he described himself. 
Peter gave me a ride to school from Ben and 
Ellen's cocktail reception for us, and was, as 
always, warm and enthusiastic about seeing 
us all, inquisitive about how we all had been 
over the 40 years quickly passed. He was 
very pleased yet modest about his farm life 
with his beloved Tizzie and his joy at raising 
sheep and growing topiary. I related the sad 
news to Denis Golden and we both recalled 
how much Peter added to the track teams 
that he so enjoyed. He was particularly good 
humored and had an appreciation for, and 
patience with, the antics that Denis and I in- 
advertently or otherwise foisted on our long 
suffering coach Sperry and unsuspecting 
teammates. I am frustrated now to recall a 
picture sent to me after the reunion of 
Denis, Peter and me. If that kind photogra- 
pher could send me another so I can send 
one to Tizzie and have a copy for myself, I 
will be very grateful. We are all so glad that 
Peter 'came over' and we will remember him 
fondly. Let us remember this lesson well and 
not let another ten years go before we get 
together again." 

With the help of Ham and Tay Vaughan, we 
are trying to revitalize the class website. Look 
for notes with details soon. The news of the 
death of Peter Entwistle prompted sympa- 
thy notes from Ken Pouch, Peb Rock, 
Steve Kasnet, Jim Gordon, Bob 
MacLaughlin, Rob Michel and Ted 
Moore. I will be passing them on to Tizzie, 
Peter's widow. 

Mac Donaldson writes: "Nancy and I are 
expecting our first grandchild in March. 
Somewhat mixed emotions — very much 
looking forward to it, but it's a reminder that 
we are not getting any younger." (I wonder 
who is winning the grandchild lottery these 
days?) Mac was also promoted to Yard 
Manager at Manchester Marine last summer. 
Steve Kasnet, another Manchester resident, 
runs into Mac in the yard, I am sure. "Life is 
good," says Mac. 

Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor 
of American Government G. Calvin 
Mackenzie has been elected a fellow of the 
National Academy of Public Administration. 
Evidently he is the first person from Maine 

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so honored. Mackenzie was inducted in 
Washington, DC on November 21. An in- 
dependent, nonpartisan organization char- 
tered by Congress, the academy is the na- 
tion's preeminent organization dedicated to 
improving the performance of governance 
systems. Fellows include leading members of 
Congress, governors, mayors, cabinet secre- 
taries and agency heads, journalists and 
scholars. Their election recognizes careers of 
significant contribution to the practice and 
study of government. 

My personal schedule has taken me to the 
east coast on a more frequent basis. I have 
made several trips in recent months to Cape 
Cod to see my mother. I look forward to 
getting a chance to see some of the class in 
the near future. My contact info: 650-868- 


Need Secretary 

Robert Mann writes: Bob Fullerton and 

I continue to terrorize South Florida with 
our good looks and vast knowledge acquired 
at GDA. Life couldn't be better! 

18 ,.<f 


Class of 1964 
Louis H. Higgins 
. P.O. 268 

Lake Placid, NY 12946-0268 

(518) 523-9682 

Lee Potter sends greetings to all, and en- 
closed an interesting bio sketch. The article 
was about rock star Chris Martin and friend 
Gwyneth Paltrow, and said that his uncle, 
David Martin, "...was an ultra-Eurocentric 
Tory MP and once parliamentary Private 
Secretary to Douglas Hurd. He lost his seat 
in 1997 and now lives in Bristol where he is 
a barrister." 

Reunion Profiles 

Connie and Bruce '64 Fraser 


My strongest recollection of GDA 
after all these years? 

On the playing field, Heb Evan's 
"Aaargh, Fraser! GOOD LOPvD!" after 
yet another missed shot or errant pass still 
rings in my ears from time to time. Dorm 
life? The systematic deconstruction of 
"B'wana" Henry's psyche our junior year 
on Ingham II, a remarkable successful en- 
terprise if, in retrospect, a Goldmanesque 
demonstration of true adolescent sav- 

But perhaps my most powerful rec- 
ollection is of Mac Murphy, who men- 
tored me both in the classroom and on 
the playing field my senior year. The time 
I spent in his AS English class was an ex- 

Bruce Fraser '64 

traordinary period of intellectual growth 
for me. We read the classics — Homer, 
Hesiod, Euripides (no doubts about the 
true canon in Mac's mind) and wrote an 
endless series of critical essays on ques- 
tions of honor, loyalty, and other values 
inherent in the readings, then meticu- 
lously critiqued for logic and grammar. 
What I recall most about that first real in- 
troduction to great literature and critical 
thought was both Mac's evident and ul- 
timately contagious love of the material 
and his respect for my earnest, if fum- 
bling, attempts to understand it. 

Some years after my graduation, I 
returned to GDA and found Mac intent- 
ly watching a lacrosse game. I called his 
name, he turned around, recognized me, 
said with great enthusiasm "Bruce !" and 
swept off his hat. The doffing of the hat 
was to me a memorable moment, illumi- 
nating the level of respect and affection 
that he had, not only for me, but for all of 
us. That deep investment in the lives of 
his students was, in retrospect, what 
Governor Dummer was really about. 

John Heald says that he and Martha are liv- 
ing just north of Atlanta and spending a 
good deal of time at their summer house in 
Southport, ME. "Son Josh has just finished 
NYU graduate school and daughter Abby is 
in the middle of a PhD program at 
Princeton. Looking forward to our next re- 

On the subject of our upcoming 40th re- 
union, Charlie Parker wants to know who's 
in charge and what's being planned. 


Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linbcrg 

6775A Pasatlo Road 

Islu Vista, CA 93117-4907 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci. ucsb. edit 

Very special to hear from several classmates 
who have not checked in for a while. A col- 
lective thank you to each — may your ex- 
ample similarly inspire the other too-long 
silent souls among us!! 

John Mackenzie chimed in not long before 
Christmas. "After six years at Worcester 
Academy, I'm now in my seventh as 
Headmaster at Columbus Academy, just out- 
side of Columbus, Ohio. The school has 940 
students in grades Pre-K-12, one of whom is 
my son Scott, a first grader. I got a late start 
on the parent game but have been blessed 
with a wonderful guy here. My wife Kate, 
Scott and I moved to Columbus seven years 
ago with no midwest experience, but we 
have thoroughly enjoyed the area and have 
made many wonderful friends here. We do 
try to get back to Boothbay Harbor, Maine 
every summer to assure that Scott gets some 

42 The Archon &» Spring 2004 

Jack Gregg '65 and Peter Bragdon after 

breakfast together in Radnor, 


sound New England rooting, and he's appro- 
priately brainwashed as a Red Sox fan, just 
to make sure that he has the benefits of a 
lifetime of exhilaration and frustration. This 
is now my 13th year as a headmaster and my 
34th in independent schools. The influence 
of some terrific GDA masters prompted this 
choice at the beginning, and I am greatly in- 
debted to their influence these many years 
later. (I even had a lengthy and heartwarm- 
ing email exchange with John Ogden a few 
weeks ago.) I suspect many of the issues I 
face now are not dissimilar from what Val 
Wilkie had on his plate at GDA in the 1960s, 
but I also know that our challenges are very 
different, not better or worse. In the 
thoughtful words of one of my former col- 
leagues, that was a time when 'relationships 
between kids and adults were based on rules, 
not on negotiation.' But schools have had to 
become different places in so many ways, and 
one of the fulfilling aspects of my work is to 
try to implement changes while still preserv- 
ing the essence of the teacher/learner rela- 
tionships that are at the core of kids becom- 
ing successful adults." Thanks, John, for this 
thoughtful update on your myriad activities. 
Now, do you suppose we can lure you back 
to Byfield in 2005? 

Don Crocker also sent in a brief update on 
his life at this juncture. "My wife and I are on 
what we refer to as our junior year abroad, 
enjoying the endless summer weather in 

Hawaii for a couple of years. We're keeping 
track of the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots, 
and looking forward to Super Bowl, Stanley 
Cup, and World Series championships for the 
local teams in 2004. While we wait, we cheer 
for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team as 
they go for the NCAA championship. 
Before leaving, I bumped into Mark Starr a 
couple of times on the Green Line, and I am 
keeping his card with all good intentions to 
get together for lunch sometime when we 
are both in Boston." A very lucky choice be- 
ing in Hawaii versus New England this 
Winter! We hope the Crackers will also pay 
us a visit at the Reunion! 

Another most welcome missive was from 
Brock Callen. After inquiring about the late 
Artie Cameron whom Brock last saw years 
ago "sitting in a tree somewhere in the woods 
of Maine," he continues, "Speaking of the 
60s I've been married to Hope for 35 years. 
Can you imagine putting up with me for 
that long? Poor soul... but I'm grateful. We've 
got three kids and two grandsons. Eldest re- 
ceived her doctorate from Harvard's School 
of Education last spring, is married with two 
sons. Middle daughter is a tenured teacher in 
the Boston Public School system teaching an 
inner city sixth grade classroom. Youngest 
(son) is a professional offshore sailor living in 
Newport, RI and finishing his Bachelor's 
(the ?-year program) at URI. We live on 
Martha's Vineyard where Hope is the execu- 
tive director of Sail Martha's Vineyard, the 
contact agency for all visiting vessels to the 
Island and our community sailing program. 
Alter a first career as a New York investment 
banker (25 years), I struck out on my own 
eight years ago and developed some software 
for the insurance industry. Have a patent or 
two, some great associates and seemingly 
spend most of my time traveling." Brock 
concludes his newsy update, "OK, enough of 
the biography stuff. I prefer 'musings on the 
state of the world'. To that end. ..we all need 
to get off our proverbial asses and take an ac- 
tive stand against the current pillaging of our 
nation's reputation, environment, health care 
system, educational system, civil rights... and 
the list goes on. It would really be interesting 
to get Mark (Starr) to do a follow-up article 
on the one he did so many years ago for the 
WSJ. I wonder how many of our class 
continue to stiff arm the traditional life in 
favor of a more idealistic (realistic?) one? 
Or if they didn't, do they still harbor the 

same emotional ties to alternative approach- 
es/styles/priorities?" Well, Mark, here you 
are mentioned twice. We need an update 
from you soon. No doubt your tickets to 
Athens 2004 are already booked! 

As to other classmates, I spent a lovely, albeit 
far too short, visit with Charles and Carol 
Dunton in their cozy Nantucket home dur- 
ing the Thanksgiving visit to Cape Cod. 
What fun that was!! I have also had the pleas- 
ure of meeting Judy and Craig Johnson's 
baby boy Eric and am pleased to report that 
all three are doing just great. 

Lastly, thanks to Henry Horenstein for 
sending an announcement of the reception 
and book signing for his newest exhibit, 
"Honky Tonk. Tootsies Orchid Lounge and 
Beyond, Country Music 1972-1981," that 
was installed at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery on 
Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles from 
February 13 to March 13, 2004. 
Congratulations, Henry! 

OK guys, think about coughing up your 
news next time - we'll be requesting this in 
late Summer. Until then, may your lives be 
all you could wish. Don't forget: our 40th 
looms next year! 


Class of 1966 

Michael J. Little 

82A Summer Street 

Watervilk, ME 04901 

(207) 859-9925 

Members of our class keep showing up. I got 
a letter from Larry Hilliard down in 
Jackson, MS. He and his wife Mary Helen 
have three daughters and two sons: the old- 
est is planning to marry in April and then to 
grad school; the youngest is in middle 
school. He is fighting middle age by be- 
coming a jogger - 2.5 miles every morning 
before work. 

Boy, do I know that fight to keep from go- 
ing to fat! I dance to try and keep fit. How 
do the rest of you work it? Or don't you? 

Jack Tricky sent a postcard updating his 
family's life. His daughter is a freshman in 
college, and his two sons are wrestling at 
Amherst (MA) High School. Both boys are 
ranked 4th in Western Mass. Jack claims they 
don't get their techniques from him - but I 

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class notes 

remember him as a tough competitor for 
both Varsity and JV slots in the middle 
weight classes. Jack said he occasionally runs 
into Winn Burt '67 at the wrestling meets. 

Some ot you were wondering what I was 
doing in the photo in The Archon. (Actually, 
the phrase was, "What the hell were you up 
to?!?") That was this staid, aging environ- 
mentalist dancing with Highland Mary 
Morris - Maine's last morris dance (if you 
want more info on morris dancing, email me 



Class of 1967 

Bennett H. Beach 

1201 Denton Road 

Bethesda,MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 

ben_beach @tws. org 

Out in the Bay Area, Keith Adolph recent- 
ly celebrated his tenth anniversary at Visa 
International's U.S. headquarters. Daughter 
Lauren is in community college, while Kevin 
is watching the mailbox for news from the 
University of California-Santa Cruz. 

If Kevin lands there, he'll join Rich 
Brayton's son, Whit. Rich's design company 
recently saw two of its major projects open 
Four Seasons Hotels in Jackson Hole and 
Costa Rica. Wife Mardi is making experi- 
mental movies (featuring Rich?) and paint- 

After taking the LSATs, Stanley 
Greenberg's daughter Forest bolted Maine 
for LA, and she's talking about staying out in 
California for law school. 

The guy who invented e-mail is saving Bill 
Dougherty a bundle on his phone bill. Two 
of his kids are in China and England, while 
the other two are in the nation's capital, 
working for the public relations firm APCO 

Meantime, Jeff Harris has moved on to the 
next generation. He now has four grandchil- 
dren, all boys. Jeff plays golf whenever he can 
and had hoped to be in Houston to see the 
Patriots win the Super Bowl. Reid Pugh 
had to scratch his Houston trip, too. Trustees 
Bill Alfond and Dan Morgan did manage 

Gene Romero'67 and daughter Kate on a trip to California a few years ago. 

to get there, however, setting a Class of '67 
Super Bowl attendance record that we 
should be able to break someday. 

Jay Marsh reports from Little Rock that he 
is looking forward to becoming a grandfa- 
ther in May, when daughter Sarah expects to 
produce twin girls. At about that time Jay's 
wife Tommie will be ending a distinguished 
29-year teaching career, so they may spend 
more time traveling. They have been hosting 
yet another exchange student. 

Mac Barnes is enjoying his second year ol 
retirement, using some of the extra time to 
explore places such as the Galapagos, the 
Pacific Coast, and the Tahitian Islands. His 
youngest, Heidi, is about to graduate from 

Andrew Nichols' daughter Marden was 
one of about 40 American college seniors to 
be named Marshall scholars, enabling her to 
study at any university in the United 
Kingdom. She is at Stanford now, finishing 
up both a BA and an MA. Andrew's other 
daughter, Rachael, has started -work on her 
PhD in English at Penn. 

From British Columbia comes this news 
from the classmate we knew as Andy 

Rimmington: "I have decided to stop fight- 
ing biological realities. Medical problems 
that had been plaguing me in recent years 
led doctors to a diagnosis that I have a con- 
genital condition believed to affect 4,000 
North Americans. They believe that a hor- 
monal 'switch' was thrown about five months 
before birth that led me to be born with an 
outwardly male appearance but an anatomi- 
cally female brain. I decided to let my brain 
call the shots and have now had some sur- 
gery My new name is Anne-Marie Laverty. I 
guess that makes me GDA's oldest alumna, 
and the Class of '67 can now claim to be the 
first co-ed class at GDA since 1900." 

Paul Hemmerich hosted a Dean campaign 
volunteer from San Antonio for the final 
four months of the New Hampshire primary 
campaign. Daughter Alyssa is applying to law 
school, while Adria has her eye on graduate 
work in media management. Amanda hopes 
to spend her summer in Colorado fighting 

With more than ten million kids dying each 
year from largely preventable causes, Dave 
Marsh is doing what he can with Save the 
Children to reduce the carnage. His group 
was featured in the recent movie Win a Date 

44 The Archon s** Spring 2004 

with Tad Hamilton. 

Carter Evans is active with the 
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, trying 
to protect land in town and offshore. Son 
Carter has graduated from Boston 

In February, as he sat on the beach in Fort 
Myers, Dick Boucher found it hard to wax 
nostalgic about Pennsylvania winters. He has 
been casting about for promising real estate 
investments in the area. 

Ross Magrane is looking forward to sum- 
mer weekends at his Poconos getaway. He is 
teaching everything from science to shop as 
a full-time substitute teacher at Boonton 
(NJ) High School. 

Anthony Gerard spends a lot of time in 
Washington, serving as a consultant and vis- 
iting son Rupert, a Georgetown senior who 
has been working on SEC investigations on 
the side. 

The Chinese New Year drew Wil Poon 
back to Hong Kong. California's economic 
trials and tribulations have failed to take 
down Wil's printing business in Glendale. 

After his company closed its Boston facility 
and reopened in Mexico, lifetime engineer 
Bill Barnes was hired as sales manager by 
Allied Resources, a safety services company 
dealing with OSHA compliance and other 
matters. While watching the History 
Channel last year, Bill saw Joe Schwarzer 
being interviewed about shipwrecks. 

In Detroit, Don Gay has been busy with his 
insurance business, but on the weekends he 
has found time to officiate basketball and in- 
door lacrosse. And he is still singing. 

Class of 1968 

Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

dcl@dm - resou rces. coin 

A fairly good response for the Class of 1968. 
Coming out of a hectic holiday season, it is 
often difficult to get people to update what 
is going on in their lives. As I write this in 
early February, I think back to some of the 

snowball battles waged in "the bowl". 

Steve Robinson writes that he is still in the 
real estate business, Stoneridge Properties, in 
Newburyport. It is a significantly different 
Newburyport than what we remember from 
our years at GDA. It is increasingly popular 
for first retirement and vacation homes. 
Steve is always available to help "my old 
classmates" find quality real estate in the 
Newburyport area. 

Rick Kaye-Schiess spent a day this past 
summer with Dana Babcock. Dana has re- 
tired after 20 years as a Federal Agent for the 
Postal Service. He is currently playing golf 
and will be moving to Florida when he sells 
his house in Clinton, New York. Perhaps he 
ought to get in touch with Steve Robinson 
for some long distance sales support. Rick is 
getting his kids ready for college and train- 
ing to be a volunteer firefighter. He still en- 
joys being with fourth graders in Acton, 
Maine on a daily basis. 

Harry Kangis and his wife Julia were in 
South Africa last November to cheer on the 
U. S. President's Cup team. As a diehard 
Cincinnati fan, Harry expects Pete Rose to 
be reinstated unless France and or Germany 
veto it. 

Josh Burns is doing well. He is now 
USCG-licensed as a charter captain. He 
claims he has no immediate plans to run a 
charter business; he will keep us informed 
for our next class outing. He still commutes 
on a daily basis to NYC and sends his best to 
the class. 

Ross Raymond writes that he enjoyed the 
picture of the assembled usual suspects from 
the reunion. He said he felt he was looking 
at pictures ot our fathers, "but not a bad 
looking crew considering..." He regrets not 
making it to the reunion, but with his new 
job beginning at that time he could not 
make it to Byfield. 2003 was a good year for 
Ross but he is looking forward to an im- 
proving business climate for the coming 

Dave Mitchell sends his regards to the class 
and hopes everyone has a great 2004. Mitch 
is developing a consulting business for li- 
censing, marketing and strategic planning. 
This is keeping him busy and he is looking 
forward to a successful upcoming year. Not 
much else is changed since the reunion and 

he looks forward to seeing everyone again 

Jay Worthen sends thanks to CF for the info 
on jbo's website. His new email address is 

Steve Cox sent the following email: "Hi 
Dan, So it's been years since I've seen any of 
you but I read the updates regularly. Still liv- 
ing in California, working for a small Israeli- 
based semiconductor company, M-Systems 
and deciding if I want to learn Hebrew. 
Somehow my three years of Latin doesn't 
help. One divorce behind me with two kids, 
Courtney (Yes, we named her Courtney BE- 
FORE Friends aired on TV), 17 and Chris 
13. I live a mile away from their mom and 
see them regularly. What's motivating me to 
write is the interesting adventures kids de- 
cide to pursue. My daughter, who is some- 
what soft spoken, a good student and not 
what I would have considered very adven- 
turous, saw a teen reality show called 
SWITCHED and decided to apply. 
Expecting there were hundreds of applica- 
tions for a show like this, I never really took 
her efforts very seriously. Well, in December 
she received a call from the show to ask some 
additional questions and was informed she 
was being selected . So, two weeks ago, she 
switched lives with another teen from 
Naples, Florida . It was quite an adventure 
for her, one she would do again in a minute. 
For her mom and me, we got to host a 
teenage boy and watch the camera crew take 
hours of video of his different activities. My 
son participated in many of the activities and 
enjoyed the experience as well. If all goes 
well, the show will air in 6-8 weeks. Hope all 
is well with you and the rest of the class and 
I plan to be at the next reunion in 4 years!" 

And Charles S.Johnson sent: "Not a whole 
lot to share. Spencer ( 6 ) had a fun Xmas but 
Laura and I had the best belated present of 
all. My daughter announced that we're to be 
grandparents for the second time around July 
4th. She also recently graduated from 
Bellarmine and has taken a job with an in- 
ternet bank - bingo, I'm off the hook after 
five years. Additionally, my youngest sister 
produced a nephew for us on Jan. 7th. It just 
keeps gettin' gooder and gooder. We hope 
one and all had an equally joyous holiday 

As I write this update in early February, I am 

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in a cast after surgery for a ruptured Achilles 
tendon. I should be mobile by the time you 
receive this. Anne and I had all the kids here 
for Christmas, along with our new grandson. 
It was a great week! I hope that 2004 is a 
safe and beneficial year for all of us. 


Class of 1969 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840-0669 

(401) 849-5893 

jlgordon 1 

35th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

Had a note from Bob Amsler who lives in 
Pittsburgh. Bob and his two sons are soccer 
reterees: he takes the lines while his sons run 
the center of the field. He also helps coach 
his two sons in wrestling, both of whom are 
high school stars. He finds many opportuni- 

Jim Bayley '69 in Iraq after the fall of Baghdad. 

ties to use Heb's wisdom in his 
coaching from the sidelines, 
like "Get on your toes!" 

How many of us can still hear 
our former coaches giving us 
words of encouragement, like 
Heb, Bob Anderson, Chris 
Coach, Mac, and Buster? And 
for that matter, all our teachers 
with whom we lived during 
those years of our youth. It 
doesn't take much to turn the 
clock back in our memories. 

I also had a note from 
Jonathan Williams who is 
back in the custom home- 
building business in Colorado 
as an adjunct to his structural 
concrete floor business. He is looking for- 
ward to our reunion and hopes to see Joe 
Lilly in Palm Beach in February, and is plan- 
ning to ski Beaver Creek with Tim Tenney 
this winter. 

As a follow-up to the letter we received in 
the last issue from Jim Bailey who wrote 
from Iraq, he sent me a photo of 
him and his unit immediately af- 
ter the fall of Baghdad. He is the 
one in the center of the photo 
on the upper step. Jim said how 
much he appreciated seeing The 
Archon that his wife had sent 
him. It brought back a little bit 
of home to his forward position 
in harm's way. Way to go, Jim! 
Well done. 


Class of 1910 

J. Randall Whitney, III 

77 Coolidge Road 

Concord, MA 01142-3301 

(918) 369-0914 

jrw • 

Well, I guess I got what I asked 
for. Take a look... Ben Smith 
writes from Coco Beach, FL. 
that he is a software engineer at 
Boeing on NASA's Kennedy 
Space Center. Both his fish were 
caught on New Year's Day in 
270' of water, 35 miles off of 

Chris Morse 70 

Ben Smith '70 

Cape Canaveral. Ben is a rocket scientist 
"thanks to good old GDA." Chris Morse is 
fishing, too. (Are we missing something??) 

Terry Nolan, retired from the military in 
2000, has been working hard to prevent peo- 
ple from breaking into computer informa- 
tion systems. His two sons are in training to 
be Naval Aviators at Pensacola, FL. Terry and 
his family have been in Atlanta for four years 

Jeb Bradley is gearing up for re-election af- 
ter his first year in Congress. Time flies! 

Henry Eaton writes that all is well. 

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Spring 2004 

Terry Nolan '70 

Steve Dunn writes that "things are very 
good!" He has heard from Tom Quinn 
around Christmas time and his address is PO 
Box 721, Lower Lake, California 95457 
where he also practices law. Also, " (My) three 
sons ages 7,15, 17, and 'self age 50 (are) in 
custody of wife 'Katie'." 

Peter Alfond lived in Amherst, MA for six 
months in 2003, as he was involved in a fam- 
ily project. He is now in Puerto Rico and 
looking forward to buying a business in the 
Caribbean. He writes: "I am doing well for 

From Mike Mulligan: "Best wishes from 

Daughter Brooke ('03) is at Boston 
University as a freshman. Henry is looking 
forward to our 35th in '05 and asks that we 
check out his band's web site, duke- 


Class of 1971 

Mario Rivera, fr. 

12264 N.W 32nd MNR 

Sunrise, FL 33323-3004 

Jonathan Roof writes that he is still a 
Branch Manager and Vice President of the 
Washington Federal Savings in Tucson, 
Arizona. His daughter was graduated from 
Arizona State University with a degree in 
Television Journalism and Broadcasting. He 
is working on his third book about the 
teachings of Sathya Sai Baba. 

Alexander '05, Catherine '01, Joan and 
Randy '70 Whitney. 

Ojai, California, where I remain Head of 
School at Thacher. A great place. Still 
playing soccer and some lacrosse, however 
ineffectively. Ski and ride whenever I can. 
Will take a mini-sabbatical at the 
Klingenstein Program at Columbia 
University/NYC next winter. I hear often 
from Barry Burlingham and John 
Clayman with whom I recently hit a 
BU/BC hockey game. Caught up via 
EMAIL with Mike Fish. Heard last year 
from James Fleming, who is rummaging 
about, found some photos of our sophomore 
year and kindly sent them out. Enjoyed see- 
ing my hair again. Best to all." 

I'm still living in Sunrise, Florida with 
Frances, my bride of 23 years. Krystle, age 
14, is doing well in school and loves to talk 
on the phone. Kristoffer will be 18 in 
February and is enjoying his last basketball 
season. While at college, he expects to major 

in computer graphics and animation. It was 
great hearing from a new group of guys this 
time around. Keep in touch, as it seems 
everyone is doing well. Even if you are not 
doing that great, drop us a line early enough 
to get it into the next Archon. Have a great 



Class of 1972 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Liberty ville, 1L 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8407 


George Freimarck writes that he went to 
the 30th reunion dinner last year and had a 
great time with Bill Frost, Bill Duryea and 
his wife, Bob Billewicz and his wife, Pete 
Franklin, Kevin Kearney, Ben "Muskie" 
Pearson and his wife, Tom McDougal, Bill 
"Killer" Watts and his wife, and the inim- 
itable Bob "Jabo" Jablonski on the 
Saturday night. There was a lot ot good 
laughs (hope we weren't too rude to the din- 
ner speakers) and sharing of life's tales, pic- 
tures of kids. George showed up for this 
year's reunion to play in the all-Alumni 
lacrosse game. There was someone from the 
class of '68 and one from the class of '49, so 
he wasn't the oldest guy there. But nobody 
from '73 who were celebrating their 30th re- 
union was there. He had fun, played reason- 
ably well considering he hadn't played since 
junior year, 30-odd years ago. A lot ol tal- 
ented college players and fellows in their 20s 
and 30s; the game has gotten faster since he 
last played an organized game. His real sport 
since Columbia remains rowing and you can 
find him competing in the Head of the 
Charles, year after year. After 20 years in the 
reinsurance broking business, he now works 
for a catastrophe modeling company, EQE- 
CAT, principally serving the insurance 
and reinsurance world. Still living in Glen 
Ridge, NJ, with Gratia and their two girls, 
Olivia (12) and Averyl (9). "All the best to 
everyone. See you at the 35th reunion." 

Pete Follansbee wishes all his classmates 
well. His family and he are in their tenth year 
in Virginia, and still growing and enjoying 
Richmond. His wife, Marita, and he cele- 
brated their 20th wedding anniversary this 
past August by venturing off to the Smoky 
Mountains in Tennessee, climbing Mount 

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ass notes 

Tracy and Scott '74 Williams 

Approaching my 30th reunion at 
Governor Dummer brings the startling 
awareness that I have led nearly two 
thirds of my life since I left GDA but I 
had lived only one third up to the point 
I graduated. How can this possibly be? 
I can easily remember intricate details of 
my life up to the time I left GDA, while 
the last 30 years all seem to run togeth- 
er. Let's see, the Baltimore Orioles' 
starting pitchers were Cuellar, McNally, 
and Palmer. (Can't name one pitcher for 
Baltimore now!) Richard Nixon was 
hunkered down in the White House. 
Ever notice that presidents you grew up 
with seemed presidential but none of 
the current ones do? The entrance to 
the Phillips Building was not bricked, 
the coffee in the dining hall was a little 
weak but I drank a lot of it, and Mr. 
Ragle faithfully came out every after- 
noon in the spring hitting fungos to me 
and other outfielders on the baseball 

At our senior dinner I distinctly re- 
member Mr. Ragle's parting words to us 
all. He told us that it was important to 
be contented with wherever life led us 
and that we could be proud of our indi- 
vidual accomplishments. He said that we 

LeConte, and relaxing at a wonderful bed 
and breakfast, Christopher Place. His oldest 
daughter, Adriaan, was accepted early to 
Oberlin College in Ohio, while his youngest 
has entered the upper school at the 
Collegiate School, where he is still teaching 
English to tenth and twelfth graders. Just 
started teaching his spring senior elective, 
American Pastoral, a baseball literature 

should choose as a life's vocation some- 
thing we would be happy doing and not 
worry what others may think. This was 
probably the best advice I ever received. 
I'd like to think I followed his parting 

Today, 30 years, six presidents, and 
two houses later, I run my own business, 
having keypunched every voter in New 
Hampshire onto my own personal data- 
base, which I make available to candi- 
dates for public office. I live simultane- 
ously in two states, Rhode Island and 
New Hampshire since my wife Tracy is 
the Executive Director for Judicial 
Technology in Rhode Island. (She has 
better business cards than I do!) I'm the 
parent to two children, Alexandra 10, 
and Nathaniel 8. As evidence of my con- 
tinuing intense interest in baseball and 
history, both my children were taken 
to Yankee Stadium before their second 
birthdays, and my son Nate and I 
attend battle reenactments, he being a 
Fife Recruit in His Majesty's Tenth 
Regiment of Foot defending the honor 
of the King. 

I followed Mr. Ragle's advice and I 
suspect maybe you did too. 

course. This year he was hoping for a Patriots 
Super Bowl victory, a World Series champi- 
onship for the Red Sox, and a Democratic 
win over President Bush in November. It all 
of those happen, then surely the economy 
will improve. 

Well, Pete got his Pats' victory. The Red Sox 
- keep dreaming. Like the Cubs, they con- 

tinue to play with our emotions. As for the 
election — no comment. 

Sarah (Ewell) Smith reports their big news 
this year is that Margo was accepted early 
decision to Elon University in NC. After 
touring 19 colleges, they are thrilled to be 
done with the process. Next they'll start 
checking out colleges for Zach, who will be 
16 next month! They can't wait to visit 
Margo in NC - the Maine winters are get- 
ting longer in their old age! 

Bill Frost writes that all is fine. He is start- 
ing to become a true snowbird. He spends 
his winters in Florida and his summers in 
Massachusetts. He sends his regards to all the 

Bill Connolly says one daughter, Ruth, 
is a sophomore at Princeton; one daughter, 
Elisabeth, is off to Lehigh in the fall; and one, 
June, is a high school sophomore. His son, 
Adam, is 10. He, like others, is finding it 
hard to believe we have children these ages. 

James Whitmore and his family - wife Tess, 
son John (7), and daughter Emily (3) - are in 
Gloucester and are doing well. He wants 
'Arnold' to know he sees 'Magna' all over the 
place, but never really has a chance to talk to 

Andy Lappin has just completed an 18- 
month term as the Chairman of the Chicago 
Jewish United Fund, raising over $70 mil- 
lion. His daughter Lauren is a freshman at 
Skidmore, his daughter Danielle is a sopho- 
more at New Trier High School in 
Winnetka, and his son Andy is in sixth grade 
at Glencoe s Central School. Andy states that 
his wife, Diane, is still hot after 23 years of 
marriage. He recently bumped into Bill 
DuBoq, former GDA Chaplain, and he has 
corresponded with former GDA teacher 
John Ogden, his junior year English profes- 
sor. He also spoke with Kevin Kearney and 
Mark Hoffman. 

As for the Durham family, I can report that 
all is well in Illinois. Work at Allstate contin- 
ues to be very busy. The family is fine. Our 
ninth srade daughter, Andrea, still fills most 
of our free time. She is driving now, so de- 
veloping some more independence. 
Celebrating my 28th anniversary with 
Allstate this coming June - hard to believe. 

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Spring 2004 

My wife, Jana, spends the rest of her free 
time donating it as the registrar for the local 
Girl Scout council. She coordinates all the 
sales (cookies, candy, etc.) for all the troops in 
the council. I spend my free time doing 
prairie restoration in the local forest pre- 

Keep those cards, letters and e-mails coming! 


Class of 197 3 

Edward C Young 

15602 N 13th Avenue 

Phoenix, AZ 85023-4491 

(602) 504-0651 

eyoung@allsaints. org 

Class of 1974 

Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824 

(203) 254-2371 

30th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

Steve Winer is looking forward to seeing 
everyone at our 30th reunion. His oldest 
daughter, Jillian, is entering kindergarten this 
year, and his two-year-old son, Ethan, is en- 
tering daycare. Sally Brown, how are your 
college-age children doing? 

Doug Morse is always busy working on 
projects, including the recent acquisition of a 
painting by Diego Rivera of renowned cho- 
reographer, the late Hermes Pan. The paint- 
ing was a gift to Hermes Pan from Diego 
Pvivera in 1943, while Mr. Pan was vacation- 
ing in Mexico. Hermes Pan died in Beverly 
Hills, 1990. Signed and dated "Diego Rivera 

Your class secretary is still enjoying raising 
her two daughters and volunteering for a 
myriad of activities related to sailing, lacrosse, 
and horseback riding, and for causes such as 
Save the Children. I still live in Connecticut 
with my husband, who commutes daily to 
NYC, and we are looking forward to attend- 

Jack Swenson '75 and his wife, Rikki, on 
one of their many expeditions. 

ing the 30th Reunion. Ashley Romeiser 
(Bunny Read) made a note in her 
Christmas card that she also plans to attend. 
I also heard that Courtney Wang has some 

very exciting news, but his card must have 
been lost in the mail. 

Please plan on returning for our 30th!! 


■ ^ Class of 1975 

Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370 

Happy New Year, Class of 1975! We are here 
again. This new year has taken me to a new 
home in Rockland, Massachusetts. I am 
keeping busy with all the various projects a 
new home requires. In the spring the 3/4 
acres we have will keep my thumb green and 
my fingernails dirty! I may even try to 
squeeze some legal work in there some- 
where... maybe. 

Maria Papaioanou Gray writes that her 
youngest child, Rose, is graduating from col- 
lege! And her oldest, Jack, is working in 
Boston producing television. Maria contin- 
ues to teach, play the fiddle(!!!), dance and, 
when time permits, she travels. Do you still 
sing like an angel, Maria? If anyone is in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Maria invites 
you to call or e-mail at 

Greg Pope says hello to all from 
West Newbury, MA. Greg has been busy 
organizing boys' and girls' varsity lacrosse at 
Pentucket School District for the first year. 
He says he has been inspired by Heb Evans 
who is still in his memories and heart. And 

Greg is also kept on his toes by his three 
children Keais (15), Liza (13), and Charlotte 


Jack Swenson and his wife, Rikki, have 
been working together as lecturers on special 
photo expeditions with Linblad Expeditions 
for the past several years. They just returned 
to Seattle after a three-week voyage to 
Antarctica in November/December. They 
teach photography, especially digital, and 
then guide trips to remote locales ashore to 
photograph thousands of penguins. Jack and 
Rikki have also guided photo expeditions to 
the Galapagos Islands, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) 
in the high arctic, and to their favorite, Baja 
California, where they can spot a variety of 
whales and dolphins each spring. Although 
he can't offer a discount, Jack invites anyone 
looking for a fabulous vacation to beautiful 
and wild parts of the world to join them. 

Michael Sapuppo writes from the San 
Francisco Bay area that he, wife Lisa, and 
seven-year-old daughter Sophia are enjoying 
themselves. He says they work a little, play a 
lot, and vacation when Sophia is out of 
school. Although the family was in 
Cambridge during the holidays, Mike hasn't 
been back to GDA since the 10th reunion. 
Sophia has said that she would like to live in 
Massachusetts some day... perhaps GDA and 
an Ivy League school are in her future! Mike 
extends an invitation to call if anyone is in 
the Bay area. And he is hoping to make it 
back east for the 30th. 

Ed Beardsley sends regards and wants Ben 
Young to get in touch. Hear that, Ben??? He 
is currently living in Paradise Valley, AZ, 
(602) 957-1201. 

Pam Blanchard Post made a second at- 
tempt to get her notes in The Archon. Sorry, 
Pam. I either didn't get them or inadvertent- 
ly deleted them. My apologies. Get this, 
everyone: Pam is going to be a grandma!!!! 
Her stepdaughter, Loni, is going to have a 
daughter in March. Congratulations to you 
all. Pam says she skipped parenthood and 
went straight into the grandparent thing. The 
family just bought a cottage in Maine and 
will spend the summer there. And if anyone 
is in Hobe Sound this winter, grandma says 
to please call. 

Rob Kaplan was wondering what tun it 
could be to build momentum for our 30th 
with something like the following: 

The Archon <a= Spring 2004 49 




notes So, let's 
hear from you all. What do you think? 

That's all tor now. Thanks to those who 
wrote. I hope to hear from more of you this 



Class of 1976 
Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4722 

(212) 410-1781 


Class of 1977 

Carolyn L. Nissi 

2721 Reese Avenue, #1 

Evanstou, IL 60201-1342 

(847) 869-0117 


j nissi 

Tim Crane is still living in Windsor, MA, 
working at Crane & Co. Inc. as Director of 
Research. Kids, Holly (14) and Lily (10), and 
wife Patty are all doing well living in the hills 
of western Mass. 

Allison McElroy Quinttus reports: "As 
our daughter further expands her search for 
the 'right' private school for her, we wish -we 
lived in Massachusetts as I believe GDA 
would be that 'right' school. We are getting 
ready for the ski season (yeah) as field hock- 
ey, football and soccer are coming to an end. 
We all had a fabulous ten days in New 
Zealand this past winter and just returned 


Sam, Wesley and Tyler Hundley, children ofVirginia (Ginny) Sutton Hundley '77. 

Michael Tulloch '77 and John Kent '77, taken 
summer 2003 in Lake Placid, NY. 

from a super three-day backpacking week- 
end with our family in Pharoah Lake 

Tracie Ackerman Fornaro is busy building 
a practice in recruiting and human resource 
consulting in downtown Boston. If there are 
any hiring managers out there looking to 
find specific talent, she'd love to hear from 
you. Her son, Alex, is now in high school. 
She is skiing Mt. Snow this season and would 
love to hear from anyone in the Boston or 
Vermont area. 

Kate Wise Tewksbury is still happily living 

in the Baltimore area with her husband, 

Tom, son Taylor, and daughter Mackenzie. 

They just bought a new house in the same 

area and are excited about the move. 

Shelley Marean and her husband Jerry and 
children Emma (3) and Cam (6 months) 
were over visiting for Super Bowl Sunday. 
We had a great time cheering on the win- 
ning Patriots and planning our summer sail- 
ing on Lake Michigan. 

Elisa (Sam) Adams is living in Concord, 
Mass., with her husband, Dick, and 14-year- 
old daughter, Ariana. Stepson Kailin is off 
to Brown University this year and step- 
daughter Kyrie (living in Palo Alto) had 
twin boys in May . . . Yup, that makes HER a 
GRANDMA. (Do I see a first here?) She 
has been in chiropractic practice in 

Lexington for 20 years now and still loving 
it. She added homeopathy last ten years. She 
is loving life. 

Joaquin Saenz writes: "We keep living in 
Colombia, along with Cristina, my wife, and 
the whole family — Laura (17), Mariana (16), 
Andres (10) and Camila (9). Still working in 
the car business with BMW and enjoying 
life, although I've lived through some rough 
periods in Colombia in the past years. Will 
most likely be in Boston next April and will 
be sure to stop by GDA, where I have not 
been for the past 27 years." 

Michael Tulloch and John Kent got 

together this summer in Lake Placid 
(see photo Mike sent). John is living in and 
working in Albany, NY, working for the 
state in the Department of Environmental 
Conservation. Mike is still in Arlington, MA 
with his wife Susan. They'll be celebrating 
their 20th anniversary this July! Their kids, 
David (14), Bennett (11), Katie (5) and 
Zachary (3) are all doing well and are look- 
ing forward to ski season. He's hoping to get 
together with Dave Bell and his family like 
they did last winter at Mt. Sunapee. 

Ginny Sutton Hundley lost her mother 
this past January. There 'was a memorial serv- 
ice at GDA. Our condolences go out to 
Ginny and her family. On a brighter note, 
her husband Kevin has been looking at AD 

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positions at prep schools in New England. . . 
She is excited because her "kids need to 
learn to ski!!" See the recent photo of her 
children Tyler (13-1/2), Sam (10), andWesley 

My family and I are doing well and are still 
happy in Evanston, Illinois, though I must 
admit to being homesick for New England 
and the east coast. I am in training to ride 
the Pan Mass Challenge this summer. . . a 
192-mile bike ride across Massachusetts to 
raise money to fight cancer. The PMC has 
raised over $102 million in its 24 years. 
This will be its 25th anniversary. Anyone 
out there care to join me?? It is a wonder- 
ful event! 

Thanks so much to all of you for sending in 
your class notes. It truly is the first place we 
all look when we receive The Archon. So, 
keep those cards and letters coming to me in 
Evanston. My email is 

Class of 1978 

Scott M. Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840-2148 

Hello all: 

The coldest winter I can remember in my 
lifetime is still hanging on as I write to you 
all. Since I am not a winter lover, I can hon- 
estly say that the best part of my winter was 
spending three-and-a-half days in Orlando, 
Florida 'with several friends playing golf. We 
stayed at the Orange Lake resort in 
Kissimme and it was very nice. Two golf 
courses, several pools and tennis courts. The 
weather couldn't have been better: 72 de- 
grees. My daughter Tab er turned 15 yester- 
day and my son Hughes will turn 18 in al- 
most another month. I don't feel old by any 
stretch, but it does feel weird to have a 15- 
and 18-year old. I have remained in touch 
with Steph, Brad Clark and Leslie via 
email since the reunion. One fall weekend, 
we were all scheduled to meet at a GDA 
football game. Although I was unable to 
make it, Step and Leslie hooked up and I un- 
derstand had an enjoyable time. 

It seems my articles these days are kind of 
short... Sorry about that, guys. This is a busy 
time of year for everyone and thus only two 

people wrote. So here is their news: 

Leslie Lafond wrote me this past 
December: "Greetings to all! I am writing 
this letter on New Year's Eve, and as I reflect 
on the past year I have to say our 25th 
Reunion was the highlight! What a time we 
all had, great friends, wonderful setting and 
new memories to cherish! The rest of the 
year went by in a blur for me. My sister 
Kristen ('81) and her son Evan moved 
around the corner from me; needless to say, 
we do a good job of harassing the town to- 
gether! Sadly, my dad lost his battle to cancer 
in September; we were all with him at the 
time and he stayed true to himself with his 
quick sense of humor up until his final day. 
He is missed by all of us. Daughter Meaghan 
is enjoying her junior year at GDA (yes, she 
has Mr. Abu for French!), son Bryan is busy 
playing hockey and basketball and generally 
just being an 1 1-year-old BOY!! NH Liquor 
business keeps Michael busy year round (and 
hopefully out of trouble!) My title business is 
still going strong. If anyone is ever in the 
Seacoast area, stop in to say HI! "Leslie,your 
Dad was a great guy. By the amount of peo- 
ple who packed both the funeral home and 
church, I would say he will be missed by 
many. Thanks for writing. 

Pack Neville wrote a great story about his 
daughter that I thought I would share with 
everyone. "Hi Scott, I'm writing in response 
to your letter. It was FABULOUS to see our 
class so well represented in the donation sec- 
tion of the last Archon. Kudos to all of us. 
Reunion weekend was a great deal of fun for 
Amy, Courtney, and me. It was nice to see all 
those GDA folks we spent time with, espe- 
cially Mr. Minster with whom I had a great 
deal of laughs! Your letter regarding 'random 
acts of kindness' especially hit home as yes- 
terday I attended a program that my daugh- 
ter had organized with two of her fellow pi- 
ano students. They played Christmas carols 
for the shut-ins at the Nevins Nursing home 
in Methuen, MA. I telt an extra special sense 
of giving in seeing my child learning the 
concept of charity. Thanks for your effort as 
Secretary for our class. I'm going to be the 
same ior our Rotary Club here in Hampton. 
I understand it requires a great deal of effort 
with little return! I'm sure you can re- 
late... Happy Holidays to all." 

Rick, thanks so much for writing and for 
sharing such a marvelous story... it was per- 

fect! I also appreciate your words of support. 
You will enjoy being the Rotary Secretary 
and I am sure you will be excellent at it! Well 
folks, that is from me. I'll keep writing if you 
do. Until next time, stay safe, keep smiling 
and remember... keep thinking good 
thoughts. It's bound to have an effect on you 
and those around you! 


Class of 1979 

Troy A . Dagres 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newlmryport, MA 01950-3406 

25th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12,13 2004 

Here's what's fit to print; 

Ian Fitch just got back from a two-week 
trip to Hong Kong and the Philippines to 
explore the possibility of founding a corpo- 
rate jet service based in Manila. What a thril- 

Justine Cook checked in with some news. 
She and husband David Bullick are pleased 
to announce the birth of Evangeline Bria 
Bullick. After many years in magazine pub- 
lishing, she has decided to take a break to be 
with her new baby daughter. 

Betsy Farley says the cross-country skiing 
has been great this winter, with certainly no 
melting. When she is out at dusk with the si- 
multaneous sunset and moonrise with Mt. 
Ascutney looming between the two, she still 
has flashbacks of Mr. White (Sr. Blanco to us 
Spanish students) making them pause during 
ski practice to appreciate a winter sunset on 
the marsh. GDA actually had a cross-country 
ski team; it really has been 25 years. 

Amir Forsat is in Esfahan, Iran. He has been 
living there for over a year and goes back and 
forth to the US for business. Amir has been 
married for 11 years and has two children, 
Nadia and Daniel. 

Wendy Bixby Cowie says that all is well in 
Andover, where she and husband Peter have 
been for 16 years. Their oldest, Katie, a pas- 
sionate equestrian, is a sophomore at the 
Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT. Becky 

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class notes 

(14) is applying to schools for grade nine and 
Christopher (9) is in fourth grade at the Pike 
School. Wendy is still staying at home and 
beginning to do some volunteer work for 
the Habitat for Humanity. She should post- 
pone her trip out West in June to attend the 
Reunion. Oops, did that get out. 

Jim Ronan and I played in the Alumni bas- 
ketball game. I thmk he has played basketball 
before because he was wicked good. We 
Alums took the kids into overtime, but we 
lost by 5 points because they could shoot 3- 
pointers. I'm still with GNA Mortgage 
Group as a mortgage broker and enjoy it 
very much. After several years in high tech, 
it's nice to go low tech. All I need for work 
is a calculator, paper and pen. Quite a wel- 
come change. 

Okay Reunion is fast approaching. Avery, 
Deb Baker and I are going to meet soon 
over some Squidman beers to try to plan 
some activities. Any input would be helpful. 
The 25th is a big milestone for us, so please 
make every effort to attend. Some have gone 
all 25 years without seeing each other. But 
I'm sure we all look exactly the same. Hope 
to see many of you at the Reunion. 


Class of 1980 

Lyiine E. Dmiand 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

(603) 421-0940 

Dean Harrison reports: "My wife Judy, my 
son Owen and I welcomed my son Beckett 
Hayes Harrison last New Year's Eve. We live 
in Pennington, NJ where I still pursue my 
acting career." 


Class of 1981 

Jennifer G. Steward 

715 Main Street 

Box ford, MA 01921-1118 

(978) 352-7694 

jgsteward@attbi .com 

Andrew Morison reports: "I am still ad- 
justing to life in Boxford, MA. Have two 

children, Nathaniel (4) and Charlotte (I). 
Still working at Forrester Research in 

As usual, the holidays brought greetings from 
many classmates near and far. It is always 
such a joy to hear from everyone. Chris and 
Abby and I have been fortunate enough to 
get to see a number of GDA friends this 
winter.We have been thrilled to get to spend 
time on different occasions with Dan 
Cooke, Lisa Louden, Kathryn Shilale, 
Jenny Schaeffner, and Susan Perry. I'm 
hopeful that that list will grow before the 
next Archon goes to press! Chris and I real- 
ly enjoyed GDA s Athletic Hall of Fame cel- 
ebrations. It was wonderful to see Susan 
honored for her incredible contributions to 
GDA's athletic history. It was also terrific to 
see Andre LeFleur '83. The athletes of the 
'80s were certainly 'well represented by Susan 
and Andre. 

Susan Perry wrote of the occasion: "Many 
thanks to you, Chris, Dan Cooke, Wayne 
Ice, Randy O'Brien '79 and Anna Gerry 

'85, faculty member Betsy Clark, Ike Suggs 
'78, former Athletic Director Bob Anderson, 
faculty member Jeff Gosselin and, of course, 
Mike Moonves for sharing the Hall of Fame 
induction ceremonies with me. NO WAY 
could have I have gotten to that kind of wel- 
coming back and celebration without the 
Class of '81. I am deeply thankful. All is fine 
here at Duke University Medical Center 
Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. I highly rec- 
ommend career changes. It has been great. 
Challenging to be sure in many ways, but 
hey, life begins at 40! Catching as many 
Duke Basketball games as possible, and en- 
joying my time off at home in Sanibel Island 
when I can. I don't miss New England win- 
ters! Feeling wonderful and sending Happy 
New Year to all." 

David Critics sent word from his home in 
Brussels. "Things continue to go well for us 
here. Work at NATO Headquarters with 19 
nations provides unique challenges on a dai- 
ly basis, and driving with the Belgians could 
make anyone a very religious person after 
just one trip. We'll be here until at least June 
2005, so anyone coming over is welcome in 
our guestroom, and we know where the best 
food and beer can be found!" 

My apologies to Clarissa for the misspelling 
of her little one's name in the last Archon. 
While I'm sure that the little one can dance, 
that's not her name! Sorry, Clarissa! From 
her home in Florida, Clarissa wrote, "Hi All! 
C-A-D-A-N-C-E is thrilled to have 
Elizabeth Shilale as a new buddy here, 
and I am thrilled to have Kathryn too! 
Lyn, where are you? My email address is: Great to hear 
everyone's news!" 

Mike Reilly checked in as well. "Not much 
to report. Daughter Erin turned one in 
November, Christy is three, and Colin is four 
and in his second year of school! Parenthood 
is tiring, (particularly for Diane), and time 
consuming, yet more rewarding than any day 
job. Saddam is caught as I write this... can't 
wait to hear the Dems, media, et al's spin. 
Merry Christmas to all." 

Jennifer Malamud Schaeffner is doing 
well in Marblehead, having survived the 
process of building a new home with her 
husband, Bob. "It was a long process, but so 
very worth it! Our two children. Max (7), 
and Use (5), are getting adjusted to new 
schools, new friends, etc. They get so big, so 
fast! Was able to help Lisa Louden celebrate 
her 40th several months ago! "Jennifer and I 
were also on hand for Lisa's baby shower in 
late January and can't wait for the baby's ar- 
rival in March. 

Chris Teel sent a wonderful holiday letter 
from his home in Newcastle, Maine. It 
sounds as though his life with wife Kellie, 
and their five children, Sean (16), Brogan 
(14), Paige (10), Mikaelyn (7), and Corban 
(4), is filled with a lot of joy. Chris is work- 
ing as a manager at Bath Iron Works and lov- 
ing his job, while Kellie continues the fami- 
ly's tenth year of home schooling. Chris' eld- 
est, Sean, is an avid tri-athlete and cyclist 
who hopes to compete in the 2008 
Olympics in cycling. Daughter Brogan en- 
joys designing jewelry which she exhibits lo- 
cally, and receives a lot of support from 
younger sister Paige. Chris describes 
Mikaelyn as loving singing, ballet and play- 
ing the harp. Apparently little Corban has 
earned the nick name "me too," as he pri- 
marily wants to do whatever big brother 
Sean is doing! The family's 1840 farmhouse 
keeps them busy. As Chris wrote, there is 

52 The Archon ee Spring 2004 

"never a quiet weekend at 'this old house'!" 

As always, it was terrific to hear from so 
many classmates. Though I'm writing this in 
February with publishing timelines and all, I 
would guess that it may be spring when you 
read these notes, (one can only hope!). I 
hope that 2004 is proving to be joyful for 
you and your loved ones and that you'll con- 
tinue to forward your news, and photos, too! 
Happy spring! 


Class of 1982 

Nancy Lord Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110-6201 

(603) 472-8993 

anu>ick@n>orldnet.att. net 

Sloan Tyler writes: "Our news is that we are 
moving back to Alaska this summer for two 
years. Jim has orders back to command a ship 
and we are looking forward to the move. 
Hope to have the packers in early May and 
move up in June. Everyone thinks 'snow and 
cold' in Alaska but I think we have had more 
snow days here in Virginia than we ever had 
in Alaska. We are going on the third snow 
day this week and it seems people in the up- 
per south are paralyzed by a flake of snow! 
I'll be celebrating my 40th in Kodiak, Alaska. 
So anyone in the Virginia area - please stop 
by before May 1 . After May 1 , bring a chair, 
since our furniture will be in a crate, on a 
vessel bound for AK. I am planning to cele- 
brate Karen Jantzen's tenth birthday (she's a 
leap year kid) on Feb. 29 at the Aquarium in 
Boston. Sounds like a fun time! 

Barbara Mackay-Smith writes: "I heard 
from Elizabeth (Wells) Bunton this week. 
She and her (fellow-architect) husband re- 
cently sold their house and business in San 
Diego and moved to Belize with their two 
children. She writes: 'After a long, fun jour- 
ney across the southwest and Mexico via 
travel trailer, we are now in the Belize town 
of Corozol, on the north coast. We have 
been here for about four weeks, half of that 
time entertaining my parents who came for 
a visit over Christmas. Now it is back to 
looking for a house to rent and all the stuff 
of day to day life. We have already met some 
very nice folks, the kids have made friends 
and we are getting into the local swing of 
things.' Elizabeth's twin Annabelle (unbe- 
knownst to the GDA Development Office) 

is married with two kids and living m 
Pakistan. Just try to track HER down, I dare 
ya! I'm living the harried life of a housewife 
and mother, dreaming of the day when I'll 
be able to travel and write once more. Look 
me up if you make it to the Bay Area!" 

We haven't heard from Paula Veal in awhile 
and, as it turns out, she's been busy! The 
last time I chatted with Paula was at the 
15th reunion and she was single. Seven years 
later, she writes: "Our first baby is due in ear- 
ly May — we're thrilled!" Congratulations, 

Nancy Wickwire writes: "I sent my usual 
note-gathering email out to the class a few 
■weeks ago, inquiring what everyone would 
be doing to celebrate the 40th birthdays? I 
for one am heading to Cape Cod with no 
kids, no husbands, several bottles of Pinot 
Grigio and some girlfriends. Just a big 'ole 
slumber party, only now with booze and 
probably we'll all be asleep by 10 p.m. Party 

Charlie Sullivan responded to the above 
email message as follows: "Substitute Cape 
Cod with Arizona and Pinot Grigio with 
Tequila." So Charlie, too, is having a drunk- 
en slumber party with some girlfriends, but 
no husbands or kids. Go, Charlie! 

Jonathan Wade sent his first Archon sub- 
mission in AGES!! (Maybe his first Archon 
submission EVER). He writes: "I moved to 
NYC 18 years ago and never left, most re- 
cently living in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with 
my wife Amy whom I started dating during 
my senior year at Skidmore and married 
September 1992. Most of my time I am ei- 
ther working at Wachovia Securities or 
home with my four children, Oliver (8), 
Phoebe (6), Abigail (4) and Louise (1). I have 
not seen or heard from any of our 
GDA classmates in years. It anyone wants 
to change that, my email address is" 

Ted Larned writes: "Life is pretty steady 
with work and the daily activities of a life 
with a two- year-old. Carter turned two on 
12/14/03. Our days are filled with match- 
box cars and quotes from Finding Nemo. 
Evenings are filled with games of 'catch the 
nude baby' at bath time and 'catch the wet, 
nude baby' after bath time followed by 'dress 
the dancing, jumping, running baby' Makes 
me wonder if maybe I WAS ready for chil- 

dren BEFORE the age of 38. Life at 
Herman Miller continues to be fun and 
challenging. I would love to hear from any- 
body who has done any work with the 
Toyota Production System. TPS is my life. 
And anyone who is sitting in an Aeron chair 
can feel a bit of GDA connection, knowing 
that I was close by when it was being made. 
Hope you all are happy and healthy!" 

Martha Lawlor claims she emailed her 
notes. I never got them, but do have the in- 
side scoop on her news, nonetheless. 
Husband Gary has started a new job at the 
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Martha is re- 
turning to teaching with a long-term substi- 
tute position in Chelmsford 111 the spring. 
She is tentatively hoping to find a full-time 
position for the fall. They have three girls, 
Emily (8), Charlotte (5) and Eliza (3). 
Martha, Alison (Miller)Montague and I 
got together at Heather (Vickers) Ryan's 
house in Hamilton, Mass. in November for a 
cookout. I know, I know, November is a bit 
late in the season for a cookout. In tact, I 
raised just such a concern with Heather be- 
fore the cookout. She told me to stop being 
such a wuss. Ever the gracious hostess!! 
Anyway, aside from the hypothermia, we all 
had a great time! 

As reported in the last Archon, John Nye 
left Sothebys last year, and now has an auc- 
tion house of his very own. Check it out at! 

Brandon Clark is still acting in LA. He 
writes that he "got a lot of calls from friends 
who saw my bit on 'Will & Grace' just be- 
fore Christmas. Ran into John Sylvain, 
Class of 1983. He started a theatre company 
called 'The Sacred Fools.' Did some 
plays with them. Check out www.sacred-" 


Class of 1983 

Danielle L. Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 

Marblehead, MA 01945-2604 

(781) 639-9272 

Laurianne Murphy 

101 W End Avenue Apt 32D 

New York, NY 10023-6381 


Jim Walsh is engaged to Carolyn Ruscitto. 

The Archon » Spring 2004 53 

Reunion Profiles 

class notes 

Steve James '74 and Hilary Seward '84 

Hilary Seward '84 

For some reason, the one thing that 
sticks out in my mind about the class of 
1984 is the attitude transformation that took 
place during our senior year. I think it ■was 
clear to the faculty and administration from 
the get-go that we were going to be a "chal- 
lenge" but that we had a lot of potential, a 
lot of energy and that as a class, a little co- 
hesion and direction would go a long way. 
They were right. It was the class of 1984 
that established the school motto "Non Sibi 
Sed Alis" and my most lasting memory of 
GDA is hand painting an enormous banner 
with huge red letters declaring our new 
mission, Not For Self, But For Others. I 
think that it was this motto that helped give 
us the direction, solidarity and the confi- 
dence to go beyond the gates of the Little 
Red Schoolhouse. 

I am the Director of Marketing for 
NAI Hunneman Commercial, one of 
Boston's largest and oldest commercial real 
estate firms. I work with Steve James, who is 
an executive vice-president. I live near 
Harvard Square in Cambridge. 

Clare, Connor, Katy and Maggie, the children of Alison Hagstrom '84. 

The wedding is planned for September ization. It was recently brought to my at- 

25, 2004. Jim continues to work for tention that the Bears mascot is named 

Legg Mason. Carolyn is an accountant 'Staley'. Coincidence? Sorry, Mark. Hope 

with Price, Waterhouse, Coopers. 13-3 comes again soon for you." 

Danielle Jacobs is keeping busy with 
her family, but is still making time for 
GDA friends. She writes: "We spent 
some time with Theresa Russo 
Camphorn and family up at Sunday 
River Ski resort over the holidays. I 
hope the weather WARMS up so we 
can SKI again this winter! I hope 
everyone is bundled up!" 

It sounds like Aaron Halpern does not 
have time for any getaways, as he and 
his wile Wendy and sonTycho have just 
welcomed a new baby girl named Clio 
into their family! Aaron is working 
outside Washington DC, doing com- 
putational biology/bio-mformatics. 
Congratulations, Aaron! 

Just as The Archon was going to press, 
John Neville wrote that he has been 
spending the winter in North Conway 
and will be returning to his father's 
farm to work this spring. He added that 
he is "dying for good weather." I think 
we all agree! 

Jim Rose wants to formally apologize 
to Mark Staley "...for all of the rib- 
bing we gave him about his claim ot 
being tied to the Chicago Bears organ- 

As I was about to type up these notes, I re- 
ceived a great letter from Heidi Healey 
Ford. She writes that she mainly hangs out 
in Hingham with her husband Charlie and 
likes being a full-time mom to three boys, 8, 
6 and 3. She adds, "Last summer, Hope 
Williams and I met up for lunch and had 
fun rehashing old times. We decided that af- 
ter not seeing each other for 20 years, we 
both looked mostly the same, other than the 
fact that I no longer have braces and neither 
one of us still parts our hair down the mid- 
dle! I haven't kept in contact with anyone 
from our class, but seeing Hope was a great 
reminder of the fun I had forgotten ('The 
boy punted the football' or all the stuff that 
people yelled at school meeting like 
'Ssskkafiffff')...I can't tell you how much 
fun it meant to me to get a call from an old 
friend, so if you've been thinking about call- 
ing an old classmate - do it!" 

Thanks to everyone who sent in postcards. 
It was very fun to read them. I actually lost 
the one (yes, I am still a little flaky) from Jim 
Rose, so I had a chance to speak with his 
wife (who seems very nice!) and Jim took 
the time to follow up with an email. So he 
gets a double thanks. And it has been great 
emailing back and forth with Danielle and 

54 The Archon &• Spring 2004 

hearing about what people are doing. Please 
listen to Heidi and get in touch with an old 
classmate. And don't forget to write to 
Danielle about it because she will be doing 
the next set of class notes! 


Class of 1984 

Cathleen Riley Scerbo 

35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham, NH 03885-2472 

(603) 118-3169 

20th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

Well, our 20th reunion is fast approaching 
and some of our classmates are still adding 
guests to the list! Elizabeth Kimball 
Williams and family welcomed Charles 
Duncan on January 1, 2003. He is the fourth 
son to grace their family Big brother Owen 
is 1 1 and almost as tall as Liz now! Graham 
is in second grade and doing well, enjoying 
chess and soccer. Lawrence is enjoying 
kindergarten this year. Liz writes that she is 
still at home with the boys and taking some 
classes at night, still living in Newburyport 
with her mother. Congratulations, Liz, and 

Natalie Ames '85 and 
daughter Laura 

"Estate planning is a task 
that most of us put off as 
long as possible. Recently, 
the process opened my eyes 
to the people and places that 
have impacted my life in the 
most positive and wonderful 
ways. Besides family, I knew 
I wanted to give something 
back to Governor Dummer 
Academy. It was an easy de- 
cision. I will always want to 
help Governor Dummer 
prosper just as the school 
helped me grow and prosper 
in my youth." 

To make a Planned Gift to GDA, contact 
Peter Bragdon at (603) 773-5985 or 

Ryan (5), Drew (7) and Sean (9), children 
of Cathy Scerbo '84. 

we look forward to seeing your clan in June! 

David Gould wrote in from Bogota to let 
us know that Rafael Isaac was born in March 
of 2003, joining three-year-old sister Veronica 
Apple. They are still loving it there and while 
they don't expect to get here for reunion, 
David sends his well wishes to everyone! 

Georgia Wattendorf Guiney wrote in 
from North Attleboro. She is working full 
time as a social worker at an alternative 
school m Rhode Island. She is also a married 

mother of four Olivia (9), Juha (8), 
Georgina (5), and John (2) -- AND plays 
competitive USTA tennis. She sends a "hi" 
to all and a special hello to Karen 
Gronberg-Schulte, Betsy Tuthill Farrill, 
Roechelle Smith, Heather Worthington, 
Mark Sullivan, Karen Fasciano and Sue 

Aimee Walsh Schade is still loving living in 
NH, in spite of the "arctic chill" this winter. 
It has indeed been a particularly cold one 
this year! Aimee and husband H.A. wel- 
comed Olivia Grace on New Year's Day. 
Olivia joins Julia (6), Tyler (4) and Carter (3). 
Aimee writes that "home schooling contin- 
ues to be exciting and fun and the older chil- 
dren are already eager to teach Olivia lots of 
great things!" She hopes to see many of you 
all at the reunion in June! 

Alison Hagstrom sent a beautiful picture of 
her four children, so look for it in this issue. 
She is currently living in Chapel Hill, NC, so 
isn't sure she will be able to make reunion 
this year but writes, "I have a lot ol great 
memories from GDA - my best to every- 

Hank Friedman wrote in to confirm for 
me that there 'was no backcourt when we 
played (thanks, Hank!). Life for Hank still 
goes well in Taos. He finished his first year as 
coach of the Taos High School girls' soccer 
team and ended the season 9-10. He writes: 
"Hope to see you and the rest of the great 
class of 1984 in June!" 

As for me, my life is basketball, Boy Scouts 
and work. The boys are all doing well in 
school. Sean (9), Drew (7) and Ryan (5) are 
continuing to amaze and exhaust us! We 'will 
definitely be part of the festivities in June 
and hope to see as many of you as possible!! 


Class of 1985 

Nathalie E.Ames 

443 West Grant Place "A" 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(113) 883-1325 


Meredith Lazo McPherron is still living 
west of Boston 111 Wellesley and enjoying a 
busy family life with three kids: Max (5), Ben 
(3-1/2) and Eliza (13 months). She started a 
new job in October working with a non- 

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profit organization called From the Top. 
They produce radio, television and in school 
programs that feature kids involved with 
music and the arts. She would love to catch 
up with anyone in the area! 

Linda McCarthy graduated in May 2002 
with a Doctorate in Social Justice Education 
from the University of Massachusetts. She 
owns a small house by a pond in western 

John Pappas has been busy shipping as a 
chief engineer, playing with his three kids 
(and wife, Kathy) and starting a new charter 
business called Oftshore Adventures. His web 
page is wwwoffshoreadventuressportfish- Hi to everyone! 

All is well in Chicago. Work has been keep- 
ing me busy. I love the spring real estate 
market in Chicago! I have been in touch 
with Dinah Daley and Becky Chase 
Werner. Dinah is enjoying her time in 
Seattle and Becky is keeping busy with her 
family and friends! I will be taking my 
daughter Laura to Greece and Italy for her 
spring break in April. I am looking forward 
to visiting that part of the world. Please 
don't forget to start planning for our 20th re- 
union in June 2005. 

Class of 1986 

Paul B. Nardoue 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield,MA 01940-1857 

(781) 334-2037 

Melinda C. Stahl 

1529 Parmer Avenue 

Los Angeles, CA 90026-2621 

(323) 462-4313 

When I volunteered to be Class Secretary, I 
thought it would be a good way to recon- 
nect with classmates and do my part to share 
everyone's good news along the way. I never 
imagined that my first class update would in- 
volve reporting the passing of one ot our 
classmates. In late December, I received a 
note from Tom Wallace's mother, Mary, 
who notified me of Tom's death. Tom died 

David Moore '86 with wife Andrea and 
children Caitlyn and Liam at a friend's 

wedding in October 2003. 

on May 13, 2003 of cancer. Two days after 
Tom's death, Tom's wife, Kortney, delivered a 
healthy baby boy - Conor Dailey Wallace. I 
contacted Tom's mother and shared my con- 
dolences on behalf of the class. I hate to be 
the bearer of such sad news. A heartbreaking 
story such as this serves as a reality shock on 
how fragile and precious life is. May Tom rest 
in peace. 

I was happy to receive some good news and 
hellos from a number of classmates. 

John Huard writes: "After leaving GDA in 
'86 - attended UMaine at Orono (ran into 
Chris LeClerc there) and graduated '90 - 
roomed with Nardone on the Cape and 
Boston for a few years while working in the 
snack food business - brief stay with the boys 
from Nantucket Nectars - back to snack 
foods in the Boston area for a few - Specialty 
Food Broker (got married to Sarah 
Mahoney from RI in '00 with Nardone as 
Best Man). Then the family business got 
hold of me - Artificial Grass Distributor 
( to current - the birth or our 
first child on 1/14/03 (picture enclosed) - 
started and sold a mountain bike company 
(Sinister Bikes) with a close friend in '02 - 
currently residing in Barrington, RI. Scary 
how you can sum up 17 years with a tew 

Dave Moore writes: "After moving to 
Syracuse on a lark, it turned out to be the 
best thing Andrea and I ever did. The cost of 
living is much lower than N.E. and we can 
have the lifestyle we want without the 
scrambling hustle and bustle of the Boston 
area... I was ■with the Onondaga County 
Sheriff's department for nearly four years 
before transferring to the Syracuse Police 
Dept. I enjoyed the work and was having a 
great time until I got in a car wreck while on 
duty and destroyed my back. I needed fusion 
surgery with pedicle screws and a few years 
of rehabilitation but I'm feeling good now. . . 
I'm starting some substitute teaching, but my 
major job is being the house husband for our 
daughter Caitlyn (11) and son Liam (5). 
Andrea (wite) is teaching math at West 
Genesee High School. She is the Math 
Department Chairperson. Caity and Liam 
both play hockey. Liam is in his third season, 
despite being five years old. He is obsessed 
with it and I don't know where that came 
from. Caity saw how much fun he was hav- 
ing and she quit soccer and started hockey 
also. She is on an elite travel team that will 
win the State Championship... I didn't plan 
my life like this but I'm enjoying it and I'll 
never take my health for granted again." 

Carey Quinn Girolami writes: "Our big 
news is the birth of our second daughter, 
Rebecca. My maternity leave is about to end 
and then I go back to teaching third grade at 

John Huard '86 with his son Thomas, 
who was born on January 14, 2003. 

56 ThcArchon e« Spring 2004 

a private school here in Wilmington, North 
Carolina. Life for us is hectic but wonderful." 

Kim McNulty (Mooney) writes: "I had a 
baby girl, Caitlin on 9/26/03. Her two big 
brothers Andrew (5) and Griffm (4) love her. 
I am still working as an ophthalmologist for 
North Suburban Eye and my husband is a 
patent attorney with Banner & Witcoff. 
Heidi Dur Charde and Kim Carey 
Rochford are also expecting this spring. 
Life, needless to say keeps me moving but is 
fun. Hope all is well." 

Vanessa (Hunt) Nysten reports: "My hus- 
band Patrick and I have two loving daugh- 
ters - Marina (4) and Arielle (l).We recent- 
ly built a new home in Windham, NH and 
are enjoying family life in the granite state." 

George McCarthy reports: "My wife 
Stephanie and I are expecting our first child 
in early September, 2004." 

As for me, on the work front, I got my MBA 
from Columbia Business School last year and 
am still CEO of Annie's Homegrown. My 
wife, Laura, and I live in Lynnfield with our 
four-year-old son Casey and our eight-year- 
old Golden Retriever, Clover. I'd love to 
hear from more of you. Keep the updates 


Class of 1987 

Amy B. North up 

84 Central Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 465-0724 

anorth up @pacificpkg. com 

Kristen M. Poulin 

41 Main Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 462-9953 

keith_poulin @yahoo. com 

Anita Russo Bartschat reports that she "is 
still living in Minnesota — three-and-a-half 
years already!! Christoph is in second grade, 
Nicholas is in Pre-K and Alexa is into every- 
thing (will be two in Feb.). My days are 
filled with kid chaos — but I'm still smiling." 

Winter here in Byfield, as I'm sure many of 
you know, has been far from balmy!! 
Springtime and fresh air will be a welcome 

Congratulations to Amy Mack and her fi- 

ance Mark on their engagement. My hus- 
band Keith and I were lucky enough to join 
them in September for an engagement party 
at the Mack's beach house on Plum Island. 
Also in attendance were Tilo and Lucy 
(Armstrong) Henkes, Ben Armstrong 
('85), Paula and Greg Haas, and Katie 
Mack '93. Amy writes: "It was great to see 
you all. Happy New Year! Moved back east 
this summer from San Francisco with my fi- 
ance Mark. We're in D.C. and enjoying the 
seasons again. We're getting married in June 
and can't wait to be out of the Planning 
Phase and into the 'Just Married' phase!" 

Congratulations to Amy (Goldstein) 
Northup and her husband Andrew on their 
new home in Byfield. Who would have 
thought we'd end up back here?! 

Aaron Gartland writes: "I can't believe how 
long it's been." (Yes, Aaron, it has been a long 
time - Great to hear from you!) "I enjoy 
reading The Archon and keeping up with 
our class info. I'm married and living in 
Water town, MA. with my wife Lisa and our 
son Avery. He turned three in November - 
he's my angel. Working as a Senior Lending 
Manager at Boston Mortgage Funding also 
keeps me busy. I see 

Jeff Katz every now and then playing club 
lacrosse in Boston. I hope everyone is great 
and I look forward to the next Archon." 

Kris Kolbialka writes: "Have started my 
own archival consulting business, mainly 
helping small non-profit institutions establish 
their archives. Life is hectic, eh?" 

Buzz Crocker and Jennifer Talman are "ea- 
ger to get married on July 17 in Chicago. 
Peter Bragdon has made a commitment to 
be there!" 


Class of 1988 


Deana Dominica Boyages 

1971 Cambridge Street 

Upper Arlington , OH 43221 

dboyages @msn . com 

Here I am again. Trying to be settled four 
months after our move back to Ohio. The 
girls have finally adjusted and we are all very 
happy to be back in the Midwest. The new 
year has brought us some minor injuries and 
I am now familiar with the Children's 
Hospital Urgent Care and Emergency 

Room facilities. Nothing lasting, but I will 
be happy when the spring is here and I do 
not have to worry about falling down stairs 
and banging into doors. All of the pitfalls in 
a new home, I am afraid, built in 1940 but 
new to us. I was so careful to not put thresh- 
olds from the girls' rooms to the hallway be- 
cause I was sure they would go flying. What 
I didn't anticipate was that playing fairy and 
just plain walking was going to be haz- 
ardous!! I am planning a trip to NYC; I am 
nervous about the looks I will get in the air- 
port with Sophie's black eye and Alexis' fat, 
bruised lip and nose. I may be contacting 
you all for some character references soon. 
HELP!!!! On a lighter note, being in the 
Midwest during an election year does my 
political science heart good, since the candi- 
dates love to come and speak in the 'heart- 
land' of America. It will be funny to hear a 
Boston accent in Ohio if John Kerry secures 
the Democratic nomination, but also a com- 
fort to my New England ears. 

Here is the news from "around the dial." 

Meganne Fabrega begs for "non baby" 
news. . . it sounds like she wants to break into 
the movies. "Hi Deana! We are surviving 
the harsh New England winter, though once 
again questioning our motives for living 
here. Had a nice Thanksgiving surprise see- 
ing Jed Mixter, Brendon O'Brien and 
Jason McLoy at Jed's house. Just got a card 
from Kristina Frame who moved back to 
VT Airin Brown moved to San Francisco 
and loves it. Lise Carrigg ('87) opened a 
very cool clothing store in Newburyport 
called Mary Jane - check it out! Glad to 
hear the Class of '88 is fairly fertile - but I 
want to know what else people are doing 
besides making babies! Someone's got to be 
showing at Sundance....!" Sounds fishy... 
she included a 5x7 glossy photo if anyone is 
interested in her auditioning for a part. I 
"hear" that Meg has a debut in the February 
edition of Real Simple magazine, where she 
offered some suggestions for the readers. 
Perhaps a future columnist, Meg? 

I was so surprised to hear from our next 
wayward classmate. Some cool news... 
Meg, look! 

Todd O'Brien writes: "I know it has been 
too long. I hope you and your family are 
well. Everything is going well for us. I am 
actually finishing my residency in 
Orthopedics this June. I have one more year 

The Archon ^ Spring 2004 57 

class notes 

Bill Karger '88 with daughter Taylor on the beach in Florida. 

of training. I am doing a fellowship in 
shoulder and elbow surgery, six months in 
Zurich, Switzerland and six months at Mass 
General. So, Britt and I are looking forward 
to being back in Boston." What a surprise to 
hear from him. He used to write with such 
precision that it looked as if he 'was crafting 
each letter in his words... Now, messy doc- 
tor writing. It looked like he misspelled or- 
thopedics and I had some problems reading 
the rest... Todd, what happened!!!! I am so 
glad that we heard from you. 

From another class physician, Michelle 
LaFlamme: "I lope all is well. My husband 
and I are getting used to life as Southerners 
in North Carolina. The winter weather is 
great. We are both learning to play golf. We 
are also expecting our second baby. I'm still 
in the nausea, vomiting and tired stages. My 
daughter McKenzie, 20 months, has also 
started crib escapes. I ran into Chris 
D'Orio, his wife and two boys the day after 
Christmas in Marblehead. He looks great 
and his boys, so cute! My sister and Jason 
Uttam '91 live in Marblehead. I would love 
to catch up with any alumni in the NC 
area." I have to say that the "tired" stage is 
long lived once you have kids. 

I have been talking with Heidi (Danielson) 

Stevens and we are both in agreement that 

the "tired thing" doesn't end after pregnan- 
cy! She wrote: "Let's see... Stuff for The 
Archon. I am at home most days with my 
son Noah (2 -1/2) and six-month-old 
daughter Greta who is happy and delightful 
but is a lousy sleeper. I work every other 
weekend at Exeter Hospital as a physical 
therapist and teach a 'back and body health' 
class for pregnant women a couple times a 
month. Sorry I missed the reunion but I was 
fat (pregnant) and grumpy." On a recent trip 
to the grocery store Noah revealed himself 
to be quite a little politician, saying hello to 
everyone and yelling across the store, "Hey 
lady, Hello." A future New Hampshire 
Senator??!?!? Heidi was a bit horrified, but 
what can you do but laugh, after you tell him 
to stop yelling? 

Through Heidi we received some news 
about Martin Wallem. He and his wife 
Cara have a son Martin Jr. and live in New 
Hampshire. Martin is battling Lou Gehrig's 
Disease. They drive to Canada for treatments 
and Cara is going to stop working this 
month to stay with Martin full time. I want- 
ed to update all of you on Martin and Cara 
Wallem's ALS Fund Account set up by the 
family to help with the costs of treatment for 
his disease. If you feel you would like to 
help, donations can be mailed to: 

Capital Crossing Bank 
101 Summer Street 
Boston, MA 02110 
Attn: Branch 

Checks should be made payable to: 
The Martin Wallem ALS Fund 
Account Number: 4000042979 

I received news of another classmate, this 
time from "across the pond." His card got 
here a bit late for last Archon's notes, so here 
it is now. Hugh Ogilvie writes: "Hello 
from England. Currently on holiday in 
Cornwall with Fleur, my wife, who is six 
months pregnant with our first child. The 
due date is December 12th. Busy with 
preparations and planning for our move out 
of London, up north —Yorkshire to be exact. 
I continue to enjoy my job as a criminal de- 
fense lawyer, doing more advocacy in the 
courts, which I find challenging and interest- 
ing. Fleur does Human Resources - em- 
ployment tribunals and disciplinary hearings. 
We are both very happy and I hope every- 
one is very well. Love and best wishes." 
Hugh, please update us on your new arrival. 
We hope that you are all still well. Email any 

Also, better late than never, and missing last 
month's deadline was Erika Sayewich 
Buell: "Just wanted to report that my hus- 
band Sam and I had a beautiful healthy girl 
born August 22nd at 11:47 p.m. (We went 
into the hospital at 6 a.m. so it was a horrid 
labor!) Anna Lindsay Buell was 20.5inches 
long and weighed an ounce shy of nine lbs. 
Needless to say, I'm at home recovering! 
We're all doing well and she seems to be a 
pretty relaxed baby so far. I went to the re- 
union in June and saw many alums — espe- 
cially Kristina Frame and her gorgeous 
baby Stella. We just stayed for the daytime 
festivities so I didn't get to see those who 
came for the dinner but it was lots of fun 
(and a great reminder of why we all had the 
motivation to run the five-mile loop — to es- 
cape the mosquitoes!). Madeleine (our old- 
est — three yrs. old in June) is starting school 
on Friday so I'm looking forward to that 

And more baby news. . Jill Goldman Miller 

says, "We are expecting our second child, 
due in late January. Also, building our 

58 The Archon @« Spring 2004 

Greta Stevens, daughter of Heidi Danielson 
Stevens '88, was born on August 9, 2003. She was 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 19" long. 

second house; hopefully we will be in it in 
late October. Take care!!" Jill, please let me 
know if you visit Ohio. It would be great to 
see you and the kids. 

Any guesses on this alum? "I have gone 
back to teaching science part time at the 
high school level. We are expecting #5 this 
summer! I have been really sick with this 
one. A boy?" 

Answer: Lisa Sweeney Ryan has done it 
again, with MORE baby news. By far, the 
largest family to date in our class. Lisa, please 
let us know if you have a boy. I feel like I 
should be running a pool to take bets on due 
date and sex of your next child!!! I am not 
quite sure if we should take your ill feelings 
into account since your schedule alone is 

Dan Morison and his wife Albina welcomed 
a new baby girl this fall. Charlotte Gratiane 
Marie de Montemort. [Lisa Sweeney has the 
most children and Dan has the child with 
the longest name!! Sorry Dan, I couldn't 
resist the teasing.] At eight pounds eight 
ounces she arrived on September 13, 2003 in 
Boston, MA. Dan wrote recently, "She's 
doing great. Starting on cereal and sleeping 
pretty well now so we are all becoming 
much happier. It was difficult there for a 
while. Hope all is well." The "tired thing" 
again!! Dads too! 

Kara Moheban McLoy and Jason McLoy 

'89 are on the move to the "burbs" with cute 
little Jake and a big belly too! She wrote me 
from an internet cafe in the Cayman Islands, 
"I am due the first week in March. We are 
looking forward to having a little girl. I'll 
have to call you for advice. We love living in 
the burbs!." 

Andy Noel also has more kids at home. 
"A.J. Noel arrived into the world on January 
5th, 2004. Our family is now really com- 
plete with Lucy (4), Andrew (3) and A.J." 
Andy also wrote about seeing a lot of alums 
at Larry Piatelli's service. "Coach Piatelli's fu- 
neral service in Brookline was a very sad 
moment. It was incredible to see all those 
GDA students/faculty who made an appear- 
ance at the church. Glad to see faces such as 
Mike Yeagley. It was a special feeling to be 
there with Derek Sullivan, Chris D'Orio, 
Alex Moody, Kevin Lydon and others 
from the GDA hockey days. Larry left an in- 
delible impression on all of us that I know I 
will carry with me forever. Jane, our love is 
with you and the boys as you move ahead." 

Mrs. P. is remembered in many of our 
thoughts and prayers as she and the boys 
move forward after their loss. I am sure I 
speak for our class in wishing them all our 
very best and also in expressing our sadness 
at the loss of such a wonderful coach and 
teacher who touched so many in our little 
GDA community. To say that he will be 
missed seems like such an understatement. 

Thanks to everyone for all of your 
information this time. It didn't seem 
like too much, but I was surprised in 
the end at how much we have going 
on these days. Keep all of the infor- 
mation coming! Enjoy the spring- 
time warm up!! 


Class of 1989 

Kris ten A. Brown- Hindi 

37 HindhedeWalk 08-02 

Southhaven II 



kristenjbrown @post harvard, edu 

John S. Wilson 

5530 Lindenshire Lane 

Dallas,TX 75230-2138 

(972) 980-6899 


15th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

Here's hoping that as you read this, you are 
enjoying the warm breezes of spring and 
have recovered from celebrating (or lament- 
ing) another Super Bowl victory for the 

Apparently I am not the only one anxiously 
awaiting the arrival of warm weather. 
Allison (Schermerhorn) Williams reports, 
"It's been VERY cold up here in NH and 
I'm looking forward to spring temperatures. 
Greg and I keep busy following the UNH 
hockey team by attending the home and 
many of the away games." Allison also works 
with the GDA Alumni Council and diversi- 
ty committee. She recently had a chance to 
catch up with Tonya Kovach who was in 
town over the Christmas holidays. 

Jennifer Cowles is also living in New 
Hampshire. "I work out of my house as a 
marketing director for a small high-tech 
company based in New Jersey." Jenn also 
manages to cross paths with Carrie Hunter 
O'Keefe periodically. Jenn spent part of her 
holidays visiting her sister Jessica and her 
family in Beijing. 

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1 a 

s s notes 

Speaking of Jessica (Cowles) Pidgeon, the 
reports from the Far East are that Jess and her 
family will not be Asian dwellers much 
longer. " We will be leaving sometime in the 
last quarter ot 2004 and moving on to much 
sunnier pastures. Our next post is Bermuda 
(kind of hard to take). Should be interest- 
ing." Anyone else a little jealous? Jess also in- 
quired about the whereabouts of Lauren 
(Jellinek) Flower. We'll try to have an up- 
date in time for the fall Archon. 

Derek Van Vliet traded a couple of emails 
with me immediately following the Pats' 
victory. He reports that he and Meghan are 
expecting the arrival of another baby in July. 

I also received a report from Lindsey 
Curley's mother. Lindsey is living in 
London and working as a vice-president ot 
international relations for an investment 

As for my family we are experiencing the 
joys and tribulations of two young boys. Jack 
(3) enjoys attempting to master the guitar 
and drums, while Gray likes his first feeding 
of the morning promptly at 5:30 a.m. There 
is never a dull (or quiet) moment for the rest 
of the day. 


Class of 1990 

Nicolle Fardy DclliColli 

20 Post Office Avenue, Apt. 25 

Andover,MA 01810-3651 


David Smith reports: "I married Kate 
Mcllvain on August 9, 2003. Chad 
Harlow, Billy Batchelder, Brian Rodgers 
and Jocelyn Malik made it to the wedding. 
Today, 11/14/03, we closed on our first 

GO PATS! What a great game it was. New 
England and GDA both represented. Lori 
Weener was there in Houston cheering 
them live. 

Meanwhile, back in New England, more 
great news. Kristin (Morgan) Mollineaux 

writes that she and husband, Steve, bought a 
condo in Newburyport. 

Molly (Jerabek) Frey updates. "My hus- 

60 The Archon s=» Spring 2004 

band, Jon, and I were in San Francisco for 
the past eight years. I went back to school to 
study interior design and was working for an 
architect out there and remodeling our 
house. After having our son, we decided to 
come back East to be closer to our families. 
We moved back this year and found a house 
in Marblehead that we are remodeling. In 
the midst of all this, we had another baby - 
we now have two-and-a-half-year old Max 
and six-month old Grayson (yes, after that 
Grayson). Now that we are back on the East 
Coast, I look forward to catching up with 
some GDA alumni that live in MA." 

The original Grayson writes: "We had a very 
happy New Year because on Dec. 31st we 
had another boy! William Joseph Coale. 
Everything is going well; he is a much better 
sleeper than my first boy, Charlie, so we are 
getting a little rest. We are getting excited 
for the birth of Kathryn DiNanno's little 
girl in March." 

Jocelyn Malik writes: "Life is good in 
Pittsburgh!" She graduated from Carnegie 
Mellon with a Master's in Arts Management 
in May and started with the Pittsburgh 
Symphony in June. And she's getting mar- 
ried to Tom Link, whom she met at CMU 
where he was studying Public Policy, on 
August 28, 2004. "Yah!" 

As you can see, this issue turned out to be, so 
far, all about the ladies. Now, for some news 
about the gentlemen. Nick Vachon is a di- 
vorce counselor working privately with 
Britney Spears, while Mike Kalil was the 
choreographer for Janet's Half-Time Show. I 
told you I'd start making stuff up if you don't 

As always, thanks to all of you who wrote. 
Congratulations on more wonderful news of 
love, new life and new beginnings! 


Class of 1991 

Nicole F LaTour 

2240 Bay Street, #204 

San Francisco, CA 94123-1860 

(415) 359-1860 

n icolela to 1 1 r@ea 

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful 

new year thus far. While I didn't hear from 
that many of you this time around, I am hap- 
py to say that I did hear from some of you 
that I hadn't heard from in a long time. 

Eric Kaiser's wife, Jacqueline, was kind 
enough to fill out Eric's card for him. Eric 
and Jacqueline live in Watertown, MA with 
their one-year-old daughter, Katie. Eric is 
the VP of a family company in Boston that 
imports seafood. 

In the long lost category, I heard from Joe 
Sowerby. Joe was only at GDA for his 
sophomore year and then returned to Maine 
and graduated high school there. He then 
headed west and attended the University of 
Montana, earning a degree in Forest 
Resource Management. He is now taking 
classes towards his MBA. Joe married his 
wife Carol in April ot '03 and lives in 
Missoula, MT where he owns and operates 
the Montana Fly-fishing Connection, a fly- 
fishing outfitting business! They hold special 
permits to do 60-mile/five-day float trips on 
one of Montana's most remote rivers, the 
Smith River. They also provide guide fly- 
fishing on many other rivers in Western 
Montana. The brochure is really cool and 
they have a website, If you 
ever have the opportunity to get to Missoula 
you should check it out. 

Toby Levine continues all of her yoga en- 
deavors and has accepted a position to teach 
yoga in Bangkok for the next year. You can 
check out her activities there at When Toby 
was home for a brief visit she was able to 
catch up with Jen Mack and Leah 
Benander and their babies. She also caught 
up with Michael and Stephen Aron in 
Florida when visiting her parents. 

Leslie McCant Lacy and her husband Fred 
are expecting a baby girl this May. 
Congratulations. They have moved into a 
new house in Louisiana, and 2004 also marks 
Leslie's last year of law school, which she is 
very excited about. 

Things in San Francisco are certainly 
warmer than the snowy reports from back 
East. Catherine and Billy Batchelder 
continue to be busy working and chasing af- 
ter their son Will, who now can run quite 
freely. Billy continues to work at EMC 

Corporation while Catherine is the varsity 
women's lacrosse coach at University High 
School and plays in a league herself. 

Pete Jacobs got engaged to his girlfriend 
Megan here in SF this fall. Congratulations, 

Over the holidays I was able to catch up 
with Karen Queen, who continues to be 
busy at Foley Hoag in Boston, but not too 
busy to help me ring in my 30th! I also got 
to ring in the New Year with Bence Oliver 
and Matt Murphy in LA. Bence is still liv- 
ing in Las Vegas working for Intrawest, and 
Matt is working for a new company in 
Boston. It was nice to welcome the new 
year with old friends and to know that some 
things don't change. Let's hope spring comes 
quickly and I look forward to hearing from 
more of you before the summer. Happy 

Class of 1992 

Catharine "Cassie"A. Wickes 

6155 Fountain Valley School Road 

Colorado Springs, CO 809 1 1 

(719) 391-53 1 7cwickes@fvs.cdu 

What a winter! In between shoveling out of 
all this snow, I'm glad that many of you have 
found time to write. On behalf of the Class 
of 1992, I'd like to send condolences to the 
Piatelli family. So many people got in touch 
to share stories of the great impact that Mr. 
Piatelli had on all of us, and we wish Jane 
and the boys our best. 

Chris Ruggiero continues to make 
progress on his new home. He has been able 
to see Devin Sullivan and Matt Remis 
pretty regularly. Matt Remis is engaged to 
be married this summer. Devin writes to say 
that he saw Sean Naugton in New Jersey 
over the holidays. 

I got a postcard from Randy Hemming, 

who is living the high life in the Los Angeles 
area. Randy wrote about his honeymoon in 

Also enjoying wedded bliss is Josh Lappin, 

whose son Shea is growing nearly off the 
charts. At last checkup he was in the 97th 
percentile for height, a mystery to Josh! Josh 
recently checked in with Joe Montminy, a 

Hoyt Morgan '92 with his Headmaster in San Diego. 

practicing District Attorney in Miami. Josh 
wants to be sure that we all commend Jon 
Kazanjian, whose years of hard work can be 
appreciated now on a drive through Boston. 
Didn't they start that project when we were 
all still in Byfield? Is anyone else as stressed 
out by driving through the tunnels as I am? 

Steve Peabody and his wife Aimee bought 
a home in Marblehead this summer. Steve is 
keeping busy with real estate development in 
downtown Boston. Now that the underbel- 
ly of the city is all straightened out, Steve's 
working on a hotel near the Fleet Center 
(what is it called now?) and a loft project in 
the South End. 

Judy Livingston Loto writes in from 
Portsmouth, where she's the Manae;er of 
Education at the Strawberry Banke 
Museum. By the time I print this, she may 
have started as the Executive Director of an- 
other small museum in New Hampshire. 
Congratulations on the move! Judy reports 
an active lifestyle - hitting the mountains 
and beaches as much as possible, but no ski- 
ing per doctor's orders. Judy and Frank are 
expecting their first child in June! Judy 
sencis her best to all, and would love to hear 
from Ted Capeless, Nancy Stevenson '93, 
Adam Barton '89, Charlie Greenough 
'90, and Mike Todd '89. 

Nicole Bellaire Downer writes in to let 
me know some good news: Dierdre 
Heersink-Brown gave birth on November 
10th to Fiona May Heersink-Brown. Glad to 

hear that everyone is happy and healthy! 

My fellow Coloradoan, Jason Pierce, is en- 
joying life in Denver and working for 
Qwest. He also reports an engagement on 
the calendar for August. That gives Jason 
plenty of time to hit the slopes before the se- 
rious planning begins! 

Candice Denby is nearing the end of her 
first year at PA school in Oakland, 
California. During the few hours when she's 
not glued to the books, she's either working 
as vice president of her class, or showing off 
her boarding skills at Lake Tahoe. She still 
comes back to Colorado whenever possible. 
On a visit to California I was able to see 
Candice and also Tyler Maheu, who is 
hooked on the Laguna Beach lifestyle. He 
still gets back east to see his family, but I 
think we may have lost him to the surf and 

I'm doing well. Not too much to report 
from here. I am Associate Director of 
Admissions at Fountain Valley School of 
Colorado ( In February, I 
spent a weekend in New York City where I 
got to celebrate my 30th birthday (I know 
you all feel my pain) with Amy Daniels and 
Saundra Watson '93 among others. It's a 
pretty brutal milestone but at least we're all 
in it together! 

Keep the notes and emails coming. It's great 
to hear from you all. Take care. 

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class notes 


... juiM 

Christopher S. Cini '93 married Deborah 

A. Lundgren on June 7, 2003 on 

Martha's Vineyard. 


Class of 1993 

Need Class Secretary 

Cynthia White reports: "Just a quick up- 
date from the West Coast. Making movies in 
film school here in San Francisco. I'm in a 
deep love affair with this sinusoidal (I knew 
pre cal would come in handy someday) city. 
We had a rockin' evening at Slim's in SF 
where our friend Kenseth T. had a gig with 
his band o'rama, Pmback. I finally got back- 
stage!!!!! And it was not nearly as glamorous 
as I imagined it to be at 18. However, at 29 
nothing seems as glamorous as it did through 
the eyes of an ever-hopeful teenager. Dems 
are da breaks. One thing for sure: Ken 
rocks!!! Salud and Happy New Year to all." 


Class of 1994 

Kristen Lynn Marvin 

14335 Burbank Boulevard 

Apartment #10 

Van Nuys, CA 91401-4819 

(818) 180-1309 

kris. marvin (cdwamerbros. com 

10th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

The Class of 1994 seems to be keeping busy. 
Alison Martin is getting her MBA at UNC 
Chapel Hill. If anyone is in the area, she'd 
love to hear from them. Drop her a note at 

alison_martin@unc. edu . 

Meg Graetzer writes that she and her hus- 
band are expecting twins this April! 

Chris Rice is engaged and is living in 
Denver, managing his own photography 
business and working for FedEx. 

Kelly Philbrick Easton is living in Santa 
Barbara, CA and is enjoying being a stay-at- 
home mom to Gavin Kinnear Easton, born 
April 11, 2003. She was married last year to 
Leaf Easton whom she'd been dating for al- 
most eight years. She'd love to hear from 
Jackie Grandmaison and Glen Gardener. 
You can write her at 

Michael Foster is living in Key West, 
Florida studying to become a marine biolo- 
gist. He has two more years of school left 
and then he plans on moving to Cape Horn, 
South America to continue his research on 
the South Atlantic Ocean. 

As for me, I'm engaged to be married in 
March of 2005 and am still writing on The 
Drew Carey Show here in LA. Hope every- 
one's doing well and looking forward to our 
upcoming reunion. 

Cynthia White '93 with friend at a "rockin' evening" at Sinn's in San Francisco. 

Class of 1995 

Laura B. Barnes 

School for Int'l Learning 

KipUngRoad, P.O. Box 1313 

Brattleboro, VT 05302 

(852) 971-6004 

Brian P. Crowe 

220 Boylston Street Apt. 1016 

Boston, MA 02116-3949 

(617) 367-8635 

brian.p. crowe@verizon . net 

Dana Coholan-Pryce writes: "I'm 
loving married life! My husband and 
I live in a cute townhouse in the Fort 
Lauderdale area. I'm currently teach- 
ing ESE for a class of profoundly men- 
tally handicapped and medically fragile 
children. I taught before going to law 
school and missed it so much that I 
went back! I feel like I'm back where 
I belong! I recently talked to Orlando 
online and would love to hear from 
Martha! New email: tmp30@bell-" 

Todd Robbins visited GDA with Chris 
Terry in October 2003 and was happy to 
run into Peter Bragdon. Todd writes: "Just 
one more semester left for my Master's de- 
gree in Spanish from UNH! I'm looking 
forward to teaching." 

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Dave Millstein graduated from Gettysburg 
College in 2000, moved to Fairfield, PA and 
bought a house. He went to work for a data- 
base software company in Bethesda, MD for 
three years, but left last July to pursue a solo 
business-consulting career. Currently, he is a 
volunteer firefighter/EMT and a Lieutenant. 
"The future? Working towards my 
Paramedic and plans of working full-time as 

Francesca D'Orio, born to Brent '95 and Kerry D'Orio on New Year's Day! 

a firefighter/paramedic and a USAR 
team member." 

"Life is good!" according to Tim 
Gould. He is living in Brookline, MA 
and working in downtown Boston at 
State Street Bank in Securities Finance 
with Ryan Martin '96. Tim also 
"can't believe that our class 10th 
Reunion is next year!" 

Edward Guzman celebrated son Noe's 
first birthday on December 28th, 2003. 
He says, "Parenting continues to be en- 
joyable, a challenge and rewarding." 

Brendt and Kerry D'Orio became 
proud new parents on New Year's Day 
to a baby girl, Francesca. Brendt 
writes: "Kerry and I have been living in 
Marblehead, MA about a year. I fig- 
ured I better write in because my 
brother Chris seems to always be writ- 
ing in to update about his family, and I 
didn't want him to beat me to the news 
about Francesca. I send my best to all 
of my classmates and have a good New 

Arnaud Lessard has just relocated to 
Colorado Springs, CO. He has assumed a 
new position as Director ol Sales and 
Operations for Rocky Mountain 
Connections, a full service destination man- 
agement company. He says, "It is a beautiful 
part of the country. Things are busy as busi- 
ness gears up in the mountains. I am be- 
tween Aspen,Vail, and Denver a couple times 
a month with groups. I am still adjusting to 
the area and the altitude as I had been living 
in Key West, FL for about three years work- 
ing for Wyndham Resorts as a Corporate 
Groups Sales Manager. It was hard to leave, 
but the rock gets small! So, a trade from the 
beach and the reef to the mountains and the 

As for me, I am an aunt for the second time 
and will soon be a first-time godmother to 
my sister's second son, Ethan. I have also 
completed half of the on-campus phase of 
my Master of Arts in Sustainable 
Development and I spent the winter holi- 
days in Asia interviewing for positions for 
the eight-month off-campus phase which 
begins in June 2004. Thus, I apologize be- 
cause of my mid-December departure I may 
not have received all the notes in time for 

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class notes 

the publishing ot this issue of The Archon. 
However, I will include your notes in the 
next issue; again, I do apologize. 


Janna De Risi 
1 Byram Terrace Drive 

Greenwich, CT 0683 J -5 1 23 

(203) 531-4503 

jannaderisi@hotmail . com 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

451 W Wrightwood Avenue Apt 1012 

Chicago, \L 60614-1778 

(773) 342-9124 

Greetings, fellow classmates. I must start this 
season's column with a sincere apology for 
my negligence as Class Secretary over the 
past year. As many of you know, my husband 
Darren and I welcomed a little boy, Hudson, 
into our lives last March and things have tru- 
ly never been the same! Time to myself is 
nearly non-existent these days and I really 
did not pay much attention to my responsi- 
bilities other than mothering our little bun- 
dle of joy, but one of my New Year's resolu- 
tions was to resume reporting class news in a 
timely manner. So to all those who wrote in 
and were surprised when they opened The 
Archon to see a blank for Class of 1996, I 
apologize! There was actually a whole set of 
postcards that I mailed to Jeff when I was 
unable to write the column and he never re- 
ceived the envelope - and that is not just an 
excuse! Until I have another newborn I will 
be very dedicated to the job. I promise! We 
are also moving at the end of February to a 
new home so life has been very chaotic. 

Over the holidays, I was able to catch up 
with some GDA buddies such as Katie 
Renna and Mara Zanfagna. Both are doing 
well, Katie living in the south end of Boston 
and Mara making a recent move out to 
Colorado with her boyfriend, Scott. 

Also making a move is Kate Manzella. She 
and her husband Jay moved into a new 
home in Buffalo. Another new homeowner 
is Kathryn Barbosa. She and her 
husband Vander just moved to Medway, 
Massachusetts and have started a business 
together called Flying Fur Mobile Pet 
Grooming. Congrats, Kathryn! 

About our next classmate - Jason Rivera. I 
have to say you have been my most faithful 
post card respondent! Jason sends his love 
to everyone and is working as an account 
planner at an ad agency in Braintree. 
He was happy to see everyone at the 
Grog before Thanksgiving and encourages 
classmates to hit up his email at xsurfer- He still keeps in touch 
with Ryan Donahue, Matt Perry, Ray 
Long and Todd Walters as well as Dan 
Dipietro and Aaron Sells. Aaron must be 
one happy fellow with the outcome of the 
Super Bowl! He is working as a sales execu- 
tive for the New England Patriots. Aaron up- 
dated me on a couple of his buddies last time 
around and I hope this news is still correct! 

Dan Dipietro has been accepted to Suffolk 
Law and will begin classes in the fall. Good 
luck hitting the books again, Dan! 

Rob Benson started a telemarketing com- 
pany and is in the process of purchasing an- 
other. Aaron commented that he was sure 
the IRS would be looking for Benson in no 
time at all! 

Jason Randlett is the head bartender at Au 
Tau in Boston. Apparently they have free 
happy hour drinks every night of the week, 
so if you are in the mood for a stiff Captain 
and coke, head on over! 

I have to say I was most entertained by Brad 
Walkers update. Brad, "Disney on Skates"?! 
You always did love cruising around campus 
on your bike with Grimy Lucy. By the way, 
I still have fond memories of the time you let 
me baby-sit for her! Aaron reports that 
Disney on Skates is much like Disney on Ice 
but on roller skates. Brad took this role in 
Atlanta to keep busy while aspiring to be- 
come a professional snow/skateboarder. 

Todd Horvath's band is still headlining 
many of the hot spots in Boston's under- 
ground grunge scene. Aaron also sees a lot of 
Brian Crowe, Brady Miller, Noelia and 
Co. who are all living in Beacon Hill. Wow, 
Aaron, I am not sure it your friends will love 
you or hate you for sending in updates on all 
their lives Maybe you should take over the 
role as Class Secretary! 

Also playing the role of Class Secretary tor 
his alma mater, Emory University, is 

Michael "Savs" Silverio who recently took 
a trip back to the GDA campus and com- 
ments that our money went to a great cause. 
He took a stroll down memory lane and 
even bumped into a few professors. Savs 
sends out a challenge to everyone to donate 
at least $1.96 this year to the Annual Fund as 
he was noticing our class participation has 
been pretty lame. Michael is still working at 
Suntrust Bank. 

Tobi Szuts spent the year living it up in 
Budapest and is now back in Boston study- 
ing bio-physics. An interest in science must 
run in the family. Tobi stopped in Nepal on 
his way back from Budapest to visit with 
Naomi Odell who is doing work there for 
the Peace Corps. 

Jason Greenberg sends a big hello from 
NYC! He left CBS Sports and is now doing 
freelance work in the field of TV produc- 
tion. He is working college football, basket- 
ball, NBA and NHL games for a variety of 
networks as an associate producer. If anyone 
makes it to the Big Apple, look him up at jg- I have to say, Jason, you 
really followed your dream. I remember the 
days when you used to do commentary on 
my ice hockey games! 

Also living in NYC is Mike Shedosky. 
Mike is still working for and is 
happy to not be commuting into the city 
from New Jersey any longer. He spent 
Thanksgiving on remote Rum Key Island in 
the Bahamas, which is accessible only by pri- 
vate plane or fishing dory. They snorkled, ex- 
plored the coral reefs and speared longuesta 
and grouper tor the evening grill, then off to 
the only two pubs for conch fritters and rum 
coolers. Mike claims it was an excellent di- 
version from civilization. Mike saw Dan 
Gadzuric '98 at a Bucks/Nets game. Dan 
says that playing professional b'ball involves a 
considerable amount ot hard work and 
there's not much happening in Milwaukee. 

Jeff Labelle, my fellow (and very punctual, 
I must say) Class Secretary is enjoying life 
out in Chicago. "Over the Christmas break, 
had the opportunity to get together with 
Raymond Long and Todd Walters for a 
cocktail in West Newbury. I am still living in 
Chicago, but spending my weekends back on 
the east coast in Hartford, CT Hope all is 

64 The Archon era Spring 2004 


well with everyone." Jeff is also happy to re- 
port that he is kicking Jerry Vasicko's @$$ 
in fantasy hockey! In addition, Jeff is hitting 
the ice for a hockey team and they just fin- 
ished third in a tournament out in Vegas. 

Lauren Abernathy (now Fitzgerald) was 
married at the GDA Chapel on July 26th, 
2003. Lauren reports that it was a beautiful 
day and that she and her new hubby took 
most of their pictures around campus. Their 
reception was at the Peabody Essex Museum 
in Salem. She had so much fun that she nev- 
er wanted the evening to end. Lauren met 
Brian while at Bowdoin so there was a very 
large Bowdoin contingency at the wedding 
with her Dad being a member of the 
Class of 1969. As far as GDA alums, Lauren 
Erwin stood in as Maid of Honor and 
Adam Doorly '97 was in attendance. Lauren 
and Brian spent their 12-day honeymoon in 
Maui and Lanai. Don't we all wish we could 
escape this chilly weather and head to 

Kate McCullough appears in the expanded 
second edition of Second Home: Life in a 
Boarding School. Her Essay, "Everything But 
the Kitchen Sink" has been reprinted from 
the first edition. Second Home is a compre- 
hensive introduction to boarding school life 
that features 86 essays by authors represent- 
ing 48 of the very best independent schools 
throughout the country. A copy of the book 
can be found in the GDA Library. 

As for me, life as a new mom is busy and ex- 
tremely rewarding. I was happy to attend my 
brother Jeff 's '91 wedding out in Chicago 
last September and am looking forward to 
being my cousin Jill's '93 maid of honor this 
coming September in Vermont. Until next 
time, I'm sending well wishes to you all. 
Keep those post cards coming! 


Class of 1997 

Sandra T. Padilla 

4600 Connecticut Ave., NWApt. 101 

Washington DC 20008 

(202) 271-9221 

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter 
holiday and a great New Year's! I was able to 
go back home to Los Angeles to spend the 
holidays with my family and then return to 
Madrid in time to celebrate New Year's in 

true Madrid fashion. It's always wonderful to 
hear from all of you, and I totally appreciate 
your responses! 

Meg Withington writes in from 
Massachusetts. She is currently in her last se- 
mester at Lesley College in Cambridge and 
will be graduating with her certification in 
Early Childhood Education and a minor in 
Human Development and Family Studies. 
Meg will be looking for teaching jobs 
throughout the course of the summer and 
spring. In addition to her studies, she is still 
managing the horse barn at her house, and 
has a total of six horses now. Meg recently 
saw Lys Cutler and reports that all seems to 
be well with her. Meg also went to visit 
Lindsay Clark, who has very recently 
moved to Vermont and loves her new job 
managing a child care/pre school facility. 
Meg hopes that everyone is doing well! 

Brandi Hall spent New Year's in South 
Beach, Miami, Florida with Dawn and Sam 
Goldworm. She reports they had a couple 
of opportunities to party with Drew 
"Hausen" Stoddard, and that a good time 
•was had by all! 

Susan Gilberg writes in no longer as Susan 
Gilberg but as Susan Hullman. Susan was 
married to Jordah Hullman this past 
December. She and her husband bought 
their first home just outside Philadelphia in a 
town called Wynewood. If anyone finds 
themselves lost in the suburbs of Philly, Susan 
reports she has lots of extra rooms!!! Susan 
hopes things in everyone else's lives are go- 
ing well. 

Jodi Leverone writes in from Dartmouth 
Medical School, where she is halfway 
through her second year. She will start clini- 
cal rotations in June, after taking her first set 
of licensing exams. Jodi is very excited to be- 
gin working in the hospital. Jodi also recent- 
ly become engaged to Harper Marshall of 
Merrimac, MA. Congratulations, Jodi! They 
are planning their wedding for the summer 
of 2005. Jodi also reports that Laura Hirsch 
is living in England and getting her MBA. 
Laura loves living abroad. Jodi wishes a 
Happy New Year to everyone! 

Lin Curtis is still living in central London, 
where she just finished graduate school. She 
recently submitted her thesis and will gradu- 
ate in May with her Master's in International 
Business Administration. Lin is very excited 

because she just got a job with an investment 
firm. Congratulations, Lin! She is planning 
an exciting trip to Thailand or Australia for 
six to eight weeks next September. 

Keith Blades writes in: "As many of you 
know, I've taken my time finishing school in 
Boston while bartending. I'm happy to say I 
have finished and will be working for A.G. 
Edwards in Portsmouth, N.H. where I'll be 
living with my girlfriend. As the holiday sea- 
son has passed, I had the pleasure to hang out 
with the likes of Jason Weiler '95, Archie 
Kasnet '95, Aaron Sells '96 and, of course, 
Brian Crowe '95, who recently fled the 
Boston scene to hang out with the British 
and enjoy his high tea! Also saw Adam 
Doorly while he was passing my bar." 

Mara McManus is still living the good life 
in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she is 
working full-time in hotels (front desk and 
bartending). She recently had GM Van 
Cott come out to visit and enjoy the snow 
for four days. Mara reports good times were 
had. She tried to convince GM to leave LA 
for the mountain life. We'll see! Mara wishes 
everyone a Happy New Year! 

Joseph A. Nicastro III writes in from 
Newton, MA where he is currently living in 
a single apartment and working in the 
Athletic Business Office at Boston 
University. He plans on enrolling in the 
MBA Program at BU's School of 
Management in September 

Meta Mason is finishing up her graduate 
work at Tufts University and hopes to find a 
job this fall. She and her boyfriend are living 
in Woburn. 

Well, Class of 1997, it was great to hear from 
you and I look forward to more updates!! 
Happy New Year! 


Class of 1998 

Jacob Andrew Chase 

466 Cambridge Street 

Cambridge, MA 02141 

Elizabeth, Evans Erickson 

238 Cambridge Street, Apt. 6 

Boston, ALA 02114 

(617) 254-6225 

ericksone@yahoo. com 

TheArchonn* Spring 2004 65 



Yuki Tsubomatsu writes: "Greetings from 
Tokyo, Japan. I've been working for the 
largest advertising agency in Japan for almost 
a year as an account executive and already 
been involved in a couple big projects. My 
major client is Honda Motors Co., and my 
work includes planning and executing TV, 
radio, paper, magazine, transportation, out- 
door ads and 'website of a small Honda van 
and a full-cell vehicle called FCX. In addi- 
tion to those mass media productions, my 
work also involves planning the production 
of sales promotion tools such as image 
poster, mascots, promotion video, etc. 
Working for the top agency and doing a big 
part of promotion for one of the world's ma- 
jor automakers have been wonderful experi- 
ences for my career plan. I'm looking into 
going tor my MBA in the near future, al- 
though I couldn't have imagined myself go- 
ing into a professional business career when 
I played guitar and keyboards during my 
GDA days. If you ever come to Japan for 
your business or trip, please let me know!" 

Shawn Shetty came to visit me in 
Cambridge while he was back here on break 
from medical school in India. He reports that 
all is going well in his last year, and he's look- 
ing forward to returning to the U.S. to com- 
plete his residency. 

Peter Bragdon shared a note he recently re- 
ceived from Lt. USMC Patrick Forrest: "I 
cannot tell you how much I think about the 
wonderful people at GDA that I met. At least 

Lt. USMC Patrick Forrest '98 

once a day a memory makes me smile. Flight 
school is probably the most challenging situ- 
ation that I have ever been in. I see the light 
at the end of the tunnel, though, and I 
should know by May if I will be sent to hel- 
icopter or jet school." 


Class of 1999 

Jessica S. Reed-Zaplin 

822 South Alfred Street #3 

Alexandria, VA 22314 


5th Class Reunion 

June 11, 12, 13 2004 

Sarah Willeman writes: "I've had a great 
year so far, still at Stanford, working on my 
psychology major and enjoying California. I 
saw Polly Titcomb and Brittany Perham 
and spoke with Rosse Vander Sande at 
Christmas time." Sarah will most likely be at 
home in Massachusetts this summer giving 
riding lessons and perhaps doing some re- 

LaDonia Daniels is doing well. She moved, 
but still lives in NJ working at Newark Beth 
Israel Medical Center as a Registered Nurse 

on a Cardiothoracic Unit. She receives pa- 
tients after open-heart surgery. LaDonia 
hopes to attend grad school at UCLA in the 

Sarah Avalon is a permanent substitute at 
the Peabody High School in a Special 
Education class. Recently she moved in 
with a family as a nanny in Marblehead. 
Sarah will be teaching and then, after her 
long school day, she will nanny for three 
children each afternoon. Sarah writes: "Both 
jobs are fun and creative and keep me on my 
toes. This winter I've seen Jim Meniates, 
Pat Carey, and Harry Dolan for some 
pool, and Jon Spector drove out for a visit 
back in November." You can email Sarah at: 
seavalon@mtholyoke. edu . 

Kristin Seim is living near Davis Square in 
Somerville, interning at a children's book 
publisher in editorial and taking a certificate 
of publishing course at Emerson College. 
She just reconnected with Marlena Mercer 
who graduated from William & Mary and 
has a great teaching job. Kristin is looking 
forward to seeing everyone at our fifth-year 
reunion in June! 

Jesse Soursourian is also in Somerville. 
From May 14 to June 5, he will have a prin- 
ciple role in Popcorn, a play produced by the 
Zeitgeist Stage Company at the Boston 
Center for the Arts. 

Rebecca Messinger applied to the 
Peace Corps and was nominated to a 
program working with at risk youth. 
Congratulations, Becca! If she is officially 
invited, she will leave for one of the Pacific 
Islands on July 15th. She graduated from 
Hartwick College last May and is currently 
living at home. 

Class of '99: I hope you can all make it to 
our fifth year reunion in June. Mark your 
calendars for June 11-13, 2004. It would be 
so much fun to have everyone there. The 
more, the merrier! If you have moved and 
have a new address, please email me at: jess- so I can make sure you 
receive information about the reunion, or 
you can contact GDA directly. 

66 The Archon <&* Spring 2004 


Class of 2000 

Meghan K. Barry 

14 Puritan Road 

Wenham,MA 01984-1203 

(978) 468-1730 

meglax8@aol. com 

Catherine E. Correia 

87 Green Street 

Wakefield, MA 01880-3957 

(781) 245-0244 

Hi, Class of 2000! I hope all of you are do- 
ing well. I am finishing up my last semester 
at Trinity College before I enter the 'real 
world.' This summer I will be returning to 
Boston to begin a real job! I will be doing 
medical research at Children's Hospital for 
an endocrinologist. I am very excited to re- 
turn to Boston and for the opportunities that 
this job will provide over the next two years. 

Jonathan Berardino is a senior at Bucknell. 
He's done well there. Great foundation from 
GDA - electrical engineering his degree. 
Applying for jobs, grad school and school- 
work, he's straight out right now. Jon's 
younger sister "Rosie" is now at Brookwood 
with thoughts of following her brother's 
footsteps at GDA, both athletically and aca- 

Elizabeth Turnbull is once again back at 
Colby for 'winter term, doing a little wood- 
working and skiing. In the past years she has 
made a rocking chair and desk, and now she's 
making a queen-sized cherry wood bed! 
Elizabeth wrote that Michelle Wheeler 
dropped by Colby on her way up to U of 
Maine at Orono and is doing well. Elizabeth 
also got a call from Kempton Randolph 
from her home state of West Virginia. 
Kempton was apparently on a drinking tour 
of the Southern US. 

Bettina Romberg wrote in to say she is do- 
ing well down in Rhode Island. Over this 
past summer, she did an internship at New 
England Cable News in Newton, Mass. 
working two days a 'week from 5 a.m. to 1 
p.m. She had a freelance position working at 
the web center and writing the news 
crawl. Bettina also wrote that she saw Nina 
Dakin a few months ago, and that 

Nina is doing well going to school 
in Pennsylvania. Bettina 's email address is: 

Joe Cacciatore wrote that he spent the 
summer in Gettysburg doing an internship 
with the athletic training room and last year 
was his best semester yet. Joe is definitely sad 
to be starting his last semester at Gettysburg. 
He said he's had a great four years there. He 
is currently winding up the process of grad 
school apps which is no fun, but he'll be glad 
when they are all done with. Joe had a great 
time at home for winter break and finally 
got to see the Pats play some football. 

CJ Maggio writes that he is in South 
Carolina finishing up with his associate de- 
gree in business. Then he is going to go to 
College of Charleston to further his college 
experience. CJ just got a job in a really up- 
per class bar in downtown Charleston to 
make some cash. CJ hopes that everyone 
else is doing well. If anyone wants to get a 
hold of CJ, they can e-mail him at screw- He'd love to talk to 
some old friends. 

Lindsay Gilmore writes from the 
Dominican Republic where she is studying 
Spanish and social work for the next semes- 
ter! She is having a ton of fun down there. 
Lindsay writes that the country, the people, 
the culture, and everything are amazing. Her 
classes are going really well and she is travel- 
ing a lot. Lindsay says the living conditions 
are poor and especially the effect of the dol- 
lar to the peso makes it very difficult to af- 
ford daily life things. There's a lot of emo- 
tion running around, making things a little 
tense at times, but she is definitely learning 
so much and very excited to have the chance 
to live in this country. This past summer, she 
worked as a bartender and still works at the 
Lawrence Girls Club, where she has been for 
a year and a half. 

Madeline Scheintaub had a great time in 
Germany last spring/summer. This past fall, 
Madeline was in the UMass marching band 
again. She was awarded a grant from the 
UMass Honors College to research her the- 
sis project on plant ecology. Madeline has 
just finished up applying to grad school. 

Dan Fanaberia wrote in that he is in his 
fourth year of business school in Toronto. 
He is leaving for Spain in February for an 
exchange program and will be traveling 

around Europe for the summer. If anyone 
will be in Europe during the next seven 
months, Dan says to let him know by email- 

Tom Hand spent the fall semester and win- 
ter break at UMass wrapping up a lot of 
work for an Alumni Exhibition called "The 
Intimate Expanse" that celebrates the 
Centennial of the Landscape Architecture 
program at UMass. He has been working on 
the project for two years and it runs from 
February 1 to May 14 in the University 
Gallery on Campus. He is looking forward 
to graduating in the spring and starting to 

Courtney Marino writes from Los Angeles. 
She is in LA for the semester, through an 
Emerson program. She is interning at JIVE 
Records. (Britney, Justin, NSYNC, R.Kelly, 
etc. are all on that label.) Courtney definite- 
ly made me jealous when she told be about 
the great weather and her amazing apart- 
ment complex that is basically a resort. 
Courtney 'will be graduating in the spring 
and is unsure of what is next, but would like 
to end up in either Boston or New York. 
She has seen some old classmates: Meghan 
Barry, Emily Dana, Pete Aloisi, Seth 
Dubinsky, JD Denis, Chris Rothwell, 
Ollie Brown, and Jenna Wells. 

Jonathan Feeley spent this past summer 
working for Rock the Vote and John Kerry's 
presidential campaign in Boston. He is cur- 
rently studying abroad for the year at the 
London School of Economics. 

Simon Panall will be graduating in May 
with a Bachelor's degree in Aquaculture and 
Fisheries Science with a minor in Marine 
Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. 
He is living in a house with three other guys. 
Simon is looking forward to hopping on a 
boat this summer to do some fishing lor a 

Chris Minton wrote in to give us all an up- 
date on what he has been doing since he left 
GDA. He finished up high school at Western 
Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH. Chris is 
now in his last semester atVanderbilt where 
he is majoring in Econ and minoring in 
Finance. He went abroad during his junior 
year, spending the fall of 2002 on the Gold 
Coast of Australia. He described it as essen- 
tially living in heaven with the great surfing 
and diving. Then the following spring he 

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was at St. Andrews in Scotland which he said 
was pretty sweet too. And as for the future, 
Chris is just trying to enjoy his last semester 
before the real world takes over. He and a 
couple buddies are taking a surf trip down to 
Costa Rica this spring break and will proba- 
bly take a week oft of class to go snow- 
boarding in Utah. After graduation, Chris is 
heading up to New York mid-June to begin 
working at UBS Investment Bank as an ana- 
lyst... Hence the reason for his planned lazi- 
ness this semester. This past summer, Chris 
was up in New York and got to meet up 
with Carson Shedd and also bumped into 
Meghan Barry at an Irish bar. 

Beth Coolidge writes from Flagstaff, 
Arizona. She is still on her domestic ex- 
change to NAU. However, her graduation 
will not be coming this year. Beth has cho- 
sen to transfer to Northern Arizona 
University and, of course, with that comes 
the fact that she will be set back about a year. 
But that doesn't bother her one bit! She 
loves it out here in Arizona and, in this se- 
mester alone, she has learned so much about 
theatre and has had lots of wonderful hands- 
on work. The professors at Northern 
Arizona University have encouraged Beth to 
commit to a design/technical emphasis for 
her degree. From her studying of Japanese, 
Beth has chosen to pursue a minor in the 
language. She loves Japanese and catches on 
surprisingly well. Navajo, however, is BE- 
YOND difficult. Keeping up with Japanese 
would be an absolute pleasure for her and 
hopefully will give her another place in the 
world to look for a job when the time 
comes. In any case, Beth is taking full advan- 
tage of her extra year of school and of the 
education she is getting. She has been able to 
take courses that were never available at 
UNH. While she misses her friends back 
home very much, Beth feels it's doing her 
some good to be working through life on 
her own out in Arizona. 

Beth and Paige Ramsdell hosted a 
Christmas party this year and many of their 
GDA friends were able to come. Beth wrote 
this of their holiday gathering: "Kai Kaiser, 
Lindsay Gobin, Mark Lipman, and Jessica 
Rybicki were there and it made the holidays 
so much happier. Kai had us all in tears dur- 
ing a toast when he told us that seeing each 

other once a year at best was just simply not 
enough. We all miss each other. And when 
we do see each other, with the exception of 
asking 'so, what's going on in your life?' It's 
like we saw each other yesterday." 

Daria Grayer wrote in that she cannot be- 
lieve that four years have passed since our 
GDA graduation. Daria was in London 
studying philosophy and working for the 
mayor of London this past semester. Now 
she is just working towards what will follow 
graduation this spring, possibly a move back 
to London. 

Willow Malick has decided to focus on her 
Studio Art major at Scripps, and is possibly 
thinking of finishing her Biology major at 
another college. Willow is building a five- 
foot clay horse for her thesis and art project. 
As for next year, Willow is thinking of stay- 
ing in CA and interning for a film studio in 
LA, taking more art classes in San Francisco, 
back to Alaska, or maybe law school 
in a few years. Over winter break, 
Willow went snowboardmg in Juneau, and 
bumped into Lucinda Boyce, GDA's other 
Alaskan redhead. In the last Archon, I miss- 
typed Willow's email. Her correct address is or willowmaja@hot- 

Anne Adamczyk wrote in: "Greetings from 
Baltimore! It was a busy fall semester here at 
Johns Hopkins. For pre-season training, our 
soccer team traveled to England, Scotland 
and Wales. It was a lot of fun playing in 
Europe and for JHU for the past four years. 
I will miss it. This January I spent two weeks 
in Cuba on a research project. It was like a 
step back in time. Our group had some dif- 
ficulty leaving the country due to air travel, 
but in the end, everything went well. I cur- 
rently have an internship for NASA at the 
Space Telescope Science Institute. Working 
for the Hubble Space Telescope, I am pro- 
cessing and analyzing data from the 
Magellanic Clouds. Finally, I am happy to 
announce that I have completed all my un- 
dergraduate requirements a full semester ear- 
ly. I have my BS in physics with a minor in 
mathematics. I am currently looking into 
grad schools and/or staying with NASA. 
Hope everyone is doing well!" 


Class of 2001 

Ian Christopher Hughes 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard 

Daytona Beach, FL 32114 

(904) 226-6580 

ch vndog 7@hotmail. com 

Maria Moore 

Johnson and Wales University 

Renaissance Hall, Room 311 

101 Cedar Street 

Providence, RI 02903 

Babsmoo 1 9(a) / aol. com 

It was so great to hear from everyone! It's 
amazing that our class has been able to 
achieve and accomplish so many things in 
such a short couple of years! 

Brad Kasnet just returned from a semester 
studying in London. He writes: "I had a 
great time and saw more than a few class- 
mates from GDA. I also was able to travel to 
places all over Europe, like France, Italy, 
Austria, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Now 
I'm back at Colby in Maine spending time 
studying and skiing." 

Emily Ouimette is still at Olivet in Illinois 
and is loving it. She says, "Soccer and class- 
es are pretty good, but the main thing hap- 
pening in my life right now is Jesus." She is 
learning so much about him and is finally 
starting to understand how to serve him on 
a consistent basis. "It is such a joy." This sum- 
mer Emily is going on a mission trip to 
Austria to teach people about Christ and 
play soccer. She is so excited! 

Tina Benson just returned from a semester 
abroad in Mexico. She is a Spanish major 
and learned the language so well. While 
abroad, she taught English to orphans at the 
elementary school level. Tina had an amaz- 
ing experience. 

Ande Tagliamonte writes: "Life is good up 
here in Vermont. I've been painting and 
drawing over winter break and creating cus- 
tom clocks and journals. My new apartment 
is great. I finally got to move out of the 
dorms after six long years. I have taken to 

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vegetarianism and am learning some rocking 
recipes. I work at the university museum 
and hope to intern at an art museum this 
summer. I'm spending spring break in 
Kentucky for alternative spring break!" 

Cait Mcintosh says school is going well and 
she is starting to apply to vet schools now. 
She is traveling to Belize over spring break to 
the coral reefs and the rain forest. Cait is still 
riding horses and her team is fantastic! Over 
Christmas break she had a great time skiing 
up in Vermont and Maine! 

John Shuster is currently a junior at 
Dickinson college in Pennsylvania serving 
his second trimester as president ot the Theta 
Chi Fraternity, Pi chapter. He is playing club 
ice hockey as well. At Megan Rothwell's 
house over winter break, John got a chance 
to see Derek Falvey, Larry Lyons, Chris 
Delisle,Joe Levitt and Joe Fannon! 

I am so busy down here in Providence with 
clubs and school, and loving it! It is awe- 
some that our class can still see each other 
every so often! 


Class of 2002 

James M. Morrissey 

36 Park Avenue 

Winchester, MA 01890-2009 

(781) 729-32 J 6 

jmm6ev@cms . mail . Virginia . edu 

Michael G . Woods 

Loyola University New Orleans 

Box #405 Biever Hall 

200 LaSalle Court 

New Orleans, LA 70118 

(617) 389-3406 


Class of 2003 

Laura E. Ellison 

Williams College 

1 669 Baxter Hall 

Williamstown, MA 0J267 

(978) 462-4764 

Michael D. O'Neill 

Connecticut College 

Box 4365, 270 Mohegan Avenue 

New London, CT 06320-4196 

(978) 462-3733 

mdone@conncoll . edu 

Hey, '03, it's time to catch up! 

Life at Williams is fantastic. I might be in the 
middle of nowhere and the temperature 
might be averaging below zero, but I'm sur- 
rounded by great people and having a really 
fun time. During January I had only one 
class, but my track coaches made sure I did- 
n't have too much free time. Indoor track is 
going really well, the team is great and I've 
run some times that qualify me for post-sea- 
son meets. Meghan O'Malley lives two 
floors above me. We see each other all the 
time, and our whole entry loves to go to the 
gym and watch her play. Meghan says that 
school has been a blast! First semester she 
kept busy with basketball, gospel choir, The 
Garfield Republican Club, meeting as many 
people as possible, and of course her classes! 
She recently finished up her winter study 
program where she took a drawing course 
that was terrific. Right now she's in the 
prime of basketball season. This year the 
women's program has made tremendous 
strides and looks forward to advancing far 
into post season play! 

Dan Guyton seems determined to see as 
many names highlighted as possible by see- 
ing half our class over winter break. While 
home on vacation he had dinner with Mike 
O'Neill, Mike Oxton, Cory Demuth, 
Brooke Eaton, Ben Gobin, Angela 
Rappoli, Maria Knapp, David Spector, 
Amrit Misra and Susie Valverde. He and 
Angela also went up to Colby to visit 
Lindsay Clunie and spent some time with 
Doug Turnbull. He is back in Boston now 
and enjoying college life. 

Tyler Youngblood enjoyed his first semester 
at Connecticut College and says that every- 
thing is going well. Over winter break, Tyler 
rented a ski condo with DJ Connaughton 
and Chris Ebinger, got together with other 
GDA folks, and worked a lot. 

After vowing not to over-commit himselt his 
freshman year of college, Mike O'Neill is 
keeping himself very busy down at 
Connecticut. He enjoyed all his first semes- 
ter classes and is involved in a lot of different 
musical venues on campus. He plays the 
tuba in the orchestra, takes private music les- 
sons, sings in the chorus, and has already de- 
cided to minor in music. During the winter 
break, Mike performed at Faneuil Hall in 
Boston with over 150 other tuba players for 
Tuba Christmas. 

Claire DeLacvivier has been in France 
since July and is taking classes at the 
Sorbonne. Her classes are hard, but she real- 
ly enjoys them and living in Paris. While 
over there she has had a chance to visit oth- 
er places in Europe such as London, Austria, 
and Amsterdam. 

Phil Anderson writes: "I spent my winter 
month off in Tahoe working at a rental shop 
at a ski resort. I got plenty of ride breaks and 
everything was free for me, so that was cool. 
I got back to New York late January and the 
first weekend back hung out with Vin 
Manzi '02, Jess Watson '01, Pete Ellis '02, 
and Kerri O'Neill '04. The next weekend I 
went -up to Boston, and revisited GDA. I 
stayed at Peter Bildner's place in Boston and 
chilled with him and Simon Ziron. That 
was a fun weekend. Now I am back in the 
city, back in school, and working at yet an- 
other ski shop; this time I'm selling instead of 
renting. Work is work and I need to make 
money. I'll probably be living in Tahoe again 
this summer if anyone wants to crash for a 

Doug Turnbull has been enjoying himself 
up in Siberia. ..oops. . .Maine. He is in an 
a capella group, The Megalomaniacs, and in 
an improv group as well. Over his January 
term, he took a furniture-making class and 
made a big chest. He is also snowboarding a 
lot and is learning to telemark ski. He is tak- 
ing classes too. 

In a completely different climate, Gwyneth 
Stokes absolutely loves it at Scripps College 
out m California. ..It's gorgeous with great 
people and an awesome five-college envi- 
ronment. She's been running a lot, loves the 
team, and is getting ready for a fun track sea- 
son. She rode like crazy last summer and 
during the winter break, so as to make up for 
being without horses during the school year. 
She says it's nice to be able to spend a lot of 
time outside and at the beach .... 

Her fellow horse-lover, Allison Tsao, is hav- 
ing a great time at Johns Hopkins, balancing 
her science load with a great archeology 
class. She says hi to everyone and is incred- 
ibly excited about a summer filled with 
horses again. 

I hope everyone is doing well. Good luck 
with second semester and all your summer 

TheArchon •* Spring 2004 69 

James B. Gardiner, Class of 1923 and the 

oldest living alumnus of Governor Dummer 
Academy, died on December 1 1 , 2003 of a 
stroke at the age of 96. An alumnus of Yale, 
James was an actuary for MetLife and the 
state of New York until his retirement at age 
95. James is survived by two children and 
three grandchildren; his wife Alice May pre- 
deceased him. James' friend, John English, 
Class of 1928, wrote, "When I first knew Jim 
Gardiner, he was living in the Mansion 
House, sharing a room with Trav Ingham - 
and that is going back a long, long way. He 
was a fine, interesting guy and a most loyal 
and generous friend of the school. In fact, 
until a very few years ago, he used to drive 
up from New York most every June for the 

John Jewett Bell II, Class of 1938, died in 
Vero Beach, FL in late December 2003. A 
graduate of Packard Business School, John 
worked for CBS Television in a variety of 
positions until his retirement in 1986 as 
Associate Director/News Division and 
Director ol Syndication. He is survived by 
his wife Marilyn, a son, two step-children, 
and six grandchildren. 

John A. Koslowski, Class of 1939, died in 
January 2004 in Belmont, MA of complica- 
tions from Parkinson's Disease. After gradu- 
ating from Dartmouth College, "Kos" was 
recruited to play for the Boston Braves Class 
A Farm Team as a catcher. Instead of pursu- 
ing pro-ball, he returned to GDA to teach 
and coach for three years before moving to 
Belmont Hill School where his teams won 
five prep school hockey championships in his 
seven years at the school. In 1965, "Kos" co- 
tounded Winchester Indoor Lawn Tennis 
Center, the first facility of its kind in New 

England. In 1971, he and his company built 
the Charles River Tennis and Health Club in 
Newton and soon expanded to three facili- 
ties. He is survived by three children and five 
grandchildren. His wife Stasia died in 2001. 

James E. Dodge, Class of 1940, died in 
December 2003. A retired vice president of 
Royal Bank of Canada, Jim lived in Ontario, 
Canada with his wife Mary. They had seven 

John E. "Jack" Griffith, Class of 1940, 

died in August 2003. A resident of 
Kremmling, CO, he leaves his wife Ruth 
who wrote that "he always had fond memo- 
ries of Governor Dummer." 

Norman L. Quint, Class of 1940, died in 
late November 2003. The former Ipswich, 
MA pharmacist and chairman of the board 
of the Ipswich Bank, lived in Wolfeboro, NH 
with his wife Patricia. 

George Stobie, Class of 1940, died in 
September 2003 at home after a long illness. 
George, a resident of Johns Island, South 
Carolina, was former president of 
Bermuda/Nassau Hotels. 

Dr. M. Grosvenor Potter Jr., Class of 
1943, died in December 2003. A resident of 
Buffalo, NY, Grosvenor studied at Princeton 
and Columbia College of Physicians and 
Surgeons after GDA. 

Paul Titus, Class of 1943, died in 
November 2002. He was retired from PT 
Consultants in Las Vegas, NV. Paul leaves his 
wife Patricia and five children. 

Robert W. Wood, Class of 1943, passed 
away on February 27, 2004 at his home in 
Sarasota, FL. A graduate of Rensselaer 
Polytech, Robert was a retired divisional vice 
president of Polaroid. He leaves his wife 
Beverly and two children. 

Jean Sager Sutton, wife of Peter Sutton, 
Class of 1947, died in late 2003. Jean was 
the daughter of beloved "Old Guard" GDA 
master, Art Sager. 

Jonathan Clifford, Class of 1953, died in 
July 2003. A resident of New York City, 
Jonathan was the retired president and own- 
er of The Chest Collection. 

Donald A. Dunsford, Class of 1956, died 
in December 2003 after a brief illness. A res- 
ident of Prunedale, CA, Don was owner of 
North County Auto Sales as well as a real es- 
tate broker and developer. He is survived by 
his 'wife Gloria and a son. 

Edward L. Johnsen, Class of 1960, died in 
December 2002 of lung cancer. A resident of 
Wayland, Ed was the owner of Unique 
Technology in Framingham, MA. He leaves 
five children and his partner, Meredith 

Peter Entwistle, Class of 1962, died in 
December 2003 of a heart attack. Peter, an 
exchange student at GDA for one year, he 
excelled at track and cross-country. A resi- 
dent of Abbeystead near Lancaster, England, 
he is survived by his wife Tizzie and two 

Thomas Wallace, Class of 1986, died on 
May 13, 2003 of cancer. Two days after Tom's 
death, Tom's wife, Kortney, delivered a 
healthy baby boy - Conor Dailey Wallace. 

70 The Archon «■ Spring 2004 


in memoriam 

Faculty and Staff 

GDA nurse Greta 
Elizabeth (Peterson) 
Baker died on January 
10 at the age of 42 after 
a brief illness. In addi- 
tion to working as a 
registered nurse at GDA 
for the past four years, 
Greta was a labor and 
delivery nurse at 
Beverly Hospital. She graduated from 
Danvers High School and North Shore 
Community College. Greta enjoyed skiing, 
collecting antiques, gardening, home deco- 
rating, pottery, traveling and boating. In ad- 
dition to her husband, Scott A. Baker, she is 
survived by six children: Carl M. Busta, 
Daniel W. Busta, James S. Baker, Anna E. 
Busta, Sarah A. Baker and Erin E. Baker. In 
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
the Busta-Baker Children's Fund, c/o 
Banknorth, Route 1, Rowley, MA 01969. 

Joanna Frances Hallisey, 

administrative assistant 
in the Pescosohdo 
Library at GDA for the 
past 15 years, died on 
February 12, 2004. A 
native of Newburyport, 
MA, Joanna was a valued 
member of the librarian 
staff as well as an accom- 
plished quilter and seamstress. As Dean of 
Faculty Bill Quigley said, we will miss her 
"joyful presence." She is survived by her two 
children, Johanna H. Estes and John L. 
Harpell III. Donations in her memory may 
be made to the Hospice of Rapidan, PO 
Box 1715, Culpeper,VA 22701. 

Josephine Moonves- 
Henley, wife of GDA 
Associate Director of 
Development Mike 
Moonves, died on 
January 7, 2004 after a 
long battle with cancer. 
She moved to the GDA 
campus in 1972 with 
her husband and two 
daughters, Josephine and Augusta Henley. A 
graduate of Beaver Country Day School, 
where she was a classmate of Dottie Bragdon 
and Linda Pescosohdo, Jo went on to study 
at Southern Seminary and Boston 
University. During her years in Byfield, Jo 
ran the bookstore and worked in the 
Development Office during the campaign, 
"To Make a Significant Difference." She also 
spent considerable time in the ceramics stu- 
dio perfecting her work on the wheel. Jo is 
survived by her husband, daughter Augusta 
and granddaughters, Savannah and Asleigh 
Cheshire. Gifts in her memory can be made 
to the Gillette Center for Women's Cancer at 
the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston 
or to the Josephine N. Henley Scholarship 
Fund at Brookwood School in Manchester- 
by-the-Sea, MA. 

Edward B. Wall, col- 
lege counselor at 
Governor Dummer 
Academy and husband 
of GDA's Director of 
College Counseling, 
Janet Adams- Wall, died 
suddenly on November 
5, 2003 at his home on 
campus after a distin- 
guished career in the field of college coun- 
seling and college admissions. A graduate of 
Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, 
Mr. Wall started his career at Exeter as an ad- 
mission officer before moving to Cornell 
University's admission office. After spending 
two years at Lawrence University, Mr. Wall 
went to Amherst College, first as associate 
director of admission and then as dean for 13 
years. In 1984, he started an independent 
college counseling consulting firm, Gibbs 
and Wall, and also soon became director of 
college counseling at Cushing Academy. Mr. 
Wall also served on admission committees, 
spoke at national and regional conferences, 
and authored many admission articles. Mr. 
Will is survived by his wife, two sons, Chris 
and Thomas, and five other grown children. 
Donations may be made to the Edward B. 
Wall Scholarship Fund, c/o Phillips Exeter 
Academy, Exeter, NH 03833. 


TIreArclwn ^» Spring 2004 71 

chapel talk 

Jessica Long '04 delivered this 
Chapel Speech to (he GDA commu- 
nity earlier this school year. 

Church is my foundation. I have 
gone to church with my family since 
I was in my mother's womb. I have 
been my mothers "road dog," tagging 
along for all the church related occa- 
sions. Church has given my life struc- 
ture and meaning. I know the reason 
I am here and the ways to go about 
living my life successfully. It also pro- 
vides me with faith to persevere 
through the hard times and rejoice in 
knowing that God has blessed me at 
all times. 

When I decided to give my life 
to Christ, my church seemed to be "packed 
to the max." I had been thinking about join- 
ing for a while but I was scared; afraid of go- 
ing in front of all those familiar but foreign 
faces. It felt kind of weird giving my life to 
something I could not see but in which I 
thoroughly believed. Finally, one Sunday, af- 
ter changing my mind many times, I told my 
siblings, "I'm going up," and I strutted confi- 
dently to the front of the sanctuary to join. I 
was only seven, and, after four "new mem- 
bers classes" I was baptized. I remember the 
water was freezing as it went up my nose. It 
was a funny process to me at that time but 
exhilarating because I knew I was protected. 

Although I was baptized at seven and 
embraced by God, each day I am faced with 
the decision of being a good person or liv- 
ing a life filled with cruelty and vulgarities. 
Yet, because I know the Lord, I am filled 
with love and charity. This means being pa- 
tient on Saturday mornings when my dog is 
barking because he is hungry. Or under- 
standing on the days when lunch was home 

baked ham on homemade bread or when 
the house had to be heated with the oven 
because there was no oil in the furnace. This 
meant we warmed our bath water on the 
stove. Even if the water heater did work, the 
showers lasted for about two seconds since 
the water only stayed hot that long. I had to 
feel for the warmth of the water, jump into 
the shower, wash myself, and jump right out 
before it got too cold, and I had to save a lit- 
tle hot water for the next person. I remem- 
ber trying to make ends meet. My family's 
ability to love one another through the 
struggles strengthened our belief that God is 
real. There were times when we did not 
know where the next meal would come 
from or how the bills would be paid to keep 
the lights on. But, through the grace of God 
we kept living, knowing that when the next 
tough time came we would persevere. We 
knew that the Lord always "made a way out 
of no way." 

Though I understand his power, I am 
not perfect. I get mad at the little things in 

life. When a person shoves past me 
without saying "excuse me" or stares 
at me, I get upset and roll my eyes. I 
forget, for that moment, that it may 
have been an accident. I make mis- 
takes and pass judgment on others just 
like any other human being. Still, I re- 
alize my faults and continually try to 
fix them, however trying. 
Furthermore, I have a family who lives 
the same ideals as I, and they do not 
hesitate to put me in "check." Once 
when I was ten, my siblings stole my 
diary in which I had been writing in- 
appropriate entries. So, they decided 
to give me a "ghetto beat down," 
which meant they all wrestled me as 
my cousin sat by laughing. It was 
good-natured fun to show me that 
they loved me but wanted me to live a re- 
spectable life. I remember the Bible says, 
"...let us love one another, for love comes 
from God. Everyone who loves has been 
born of God and knows God... "(I John 4.7, 
New International Version). As a Christian, I 
want to lead a life pleasing to God and that 
means being compassionate. This means for- 
giving my siblings for hurting my pride and- 
breaking my trust. Nevertheless, they knew 
what it means to love and to love me meant 
chastising me. 

In a world that rejoices in people's 
downfalls, lies, and deception, I believe in 
being truthful. I strive to be real, even when 
I know it may get me in trouble. In addition, 
I must protect those I love from harm, trust 
that they are being true to me, and hope that 
they will care for me as well. At the end of 
the day, my life is always in the hands of God. 

72 TheArclu 

Spring 2004 

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Remember what you 
loved about being a 
student at GDA? 
Pass it on. 

Dear GDA Friends, 

As I wrote in a recent 


ler GDA classmates, this is a 
great year for Governor Dummer Academy as well as the Class of 1954. 
This is the first year that the Academy will include Planned Gifts as well 

as the Annual Fund in the class giving totals. In addition, our aggregate 
score over the years will be kept, so we can continue to humble rival class- 
es in the years ahead. 

This is one reason why I have already established a planned gift of 
$100,000. Furthermore, I will match all gifts beyond my $100,000 up to 
an additional $150,000. Meeting this match can truly distinguish the Class 
of 1954 as a class to be reckoned with. If you have ever considered step- 
ping up to the plate, to use Buster Navin's term, now is the time to do it. 

We all have an opportunity sometime in our lives to make a signifi- 
cant difference. With my gift and challenge I hope to help insure that 
Governor Dummer will continue to be the oldest boarding school in 
America for generations to come. I hope you will join me in this com- 

The Academy has produced a booklet on Planned Giving which 
clearly spells out the benefits to both the individual and the school from 
a planned gift. I chose a gift annuity which pays me 6.4% annual income 
for life with the principal going to GDA upon my death. For more infor- 
mation, contact Headmaster Emeritus and Major Gift Officer Peter 
Bragdon at (603) 773-5985 or . 

The challenge is yours to accept. I remind you that the class of '54 is 
a determined group. So start your engines and let the race begin! 


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In 2002, the Academy creat- 
ed the Schoolhouse Society to 
honor those who establish 
planned gifts through estates, 
gift annuities, bequests and 
trusts for the school. 

Dear Alumni/ae, 

Master Moody often told his 
young students: 'Crede quod 
possis et potes — Believe that 
which you might be able and you 
are able.' Your commitment to 
the Schoolhouse Society will help 
the Academy help generations to 
come gain the skills and confi- 
dence to achieve all they are able. 

Peter Bragdon looks forward 
to your calls. As always, thank you 
for your support. 

Sincerely, ' v - '" 


Marty Doggett 
Headmaster - 

Tom Larsen '54 

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